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.


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"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

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