Can you be a reading hero ? West Berkshire Libraries are challenging primary age children to read up to six library books between 1 July and 15 September, and to collect free incentives from their local library for their achievements as they read. There will be medals and certificates for everyone who completes the challenge.
From 1 July, children aged 4-11 years can visit a library to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge is Wild World Heroes – a celebration of books, nature and action for the environment, which has been developed in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.
There is also a mini-challenge for pre-school children, and one for grown-ups too! The Grown-ups2! Summer Reading Challenge 2021 runs from 1 July – 15 September 2021. Complete the challenge by reading 3 books over the summer and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a WiFi tablet.
The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way for children to keep up their reading skills and confidence over the summer holidays and prevent the common holiday ‘reading dip’.
Of course, it’s also a lot of fun! This year’s nature-themed challenge aims to inspire children to make a positive difference to their local environment and to ‘stand up for the planet’.
Howard Woollaston, West Berkshire Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Culture said;
“The Summer Reading Challenge is extremely popular. It’s a perfect mix of fun and learning, and children love the themes and collecting their medals and certificates.”
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved by volunteering to help run the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library over the coming months. If you are interested, please contact www.westberks.gov.uk/volunteer
For additional activities, games, competitions and suggestions for further reading visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk