Organised by The Reading Agency (www.readingagency.org.uk) and the UK public library network since 1999, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. Last year, in North Lanarkshire 2000 children took part.
The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books with fun, creative activities in the library during the summer holidays. Throughout the Challenge, library staff and teenage volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading,
How the Challenge works
- Children sign up at their local library and receive The Big Friendly Read collector folder
- Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special cards to complete their folder and rewards along the way
- Library staff and teenage volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities
- Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a me
I hope many of you take up the challenge!!!