Posted on: Thursday 2 August 2018
Children are being challenged to read six library books or more over the summer holidays as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2018.
The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4 -11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays, a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip.
This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved Beano comic. Children can sign up at any Torfaen library and will be given a collector folder full of fun and games to keep a record of their reading journey.
The challenge runs until mid-September and there’s a whole programme of events and activities planned at Torfaen libraries for families over the summer to celebrate. Everyone who completes the challenge receives a medal, certificate and entry to a prize draw to win a HUAWEI MediaPad 8" Tablet.
Contact your local library or visit www.facebook.com/TorfaenLibraries for more details.
Councillor Alan Jones, executive member with responsibility for libraries, said: “Hundreds of children in Torfaen take up the Summer Reading Challenge every year and it is a fantastic way to help children overcome the summer learning dip in their reading skills.
“Not only is it great fun, it helps children to return to school in September fired up and ready to learn.”