Take it as read this summer
CHILDREN are being encouraged to read their way through the holidays in a Summer Reading Challenge organised by Cambridgeshire libraries. The challenge sees children up to the age of 12 follow a Reading Mission to read six or more books of their choice
CHILDREN are being encouraged to read their way through the holidays in a Summer Reading Challenge organised by Cambridgeshire libraries.
The challenge sees children up to the age of 12 follow a "Reading Mission" to read six or more books of their choice during the holidays. Those who complete their mission qualify to become a "Reading Agent".
Cambridgeshire's libraries are offering children a briefcase-style pack, containing full details of their challenge, code puzzles and reading tips.
Richard Young, the council's children's library services manager, said: "Library staff will be on hand to encourage children in their reading and suggest books for them to try.
"There will be stickers and activity sheets to collect and many libraries will host special story times and magic shows."
This is the eighth annual Summer Reading Challenge.
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Last summer, more than 5,000 children took part in the challenge and it is hoped that record will be beaten this year.
INFORMATION: For more on the challenge, you can visit the website www.readingmission.org.uk or to find your local library by visiting www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk