Sign up to the Isle Reading Challenge

Beth Martin, nine, of Wath reads a books at a book reading session at Wath Library. Picture: Andrew Roe

Beth Martin, nine, of Wath reads a books at a book reading session at Wath Library. Picture: Andrew Roe

It’s time for Isle youngsters to take part in the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge.

The Challenge takes place between July 12 and September 6 in all North Lincolnshire libraries.

This year’s theme is for all those aged four years-old and above to enter the ‘Mythical Maze’ – a labyrinth with fantastical creatures from legends mythology.

They are invited to read at least six books and share their experiences with library staff during the summer holidays. There will be stickers to collect, small prizes and a certificate on the way to receiving a special medal.

It is the sixteenth Summer Reading Challenge that North Lincolnshire Library Services has run, to promote enjoyment of reading for pleasure and encourage more children and young people to read regularly.

In 2013 1,318 children in North Lincolnshire took part, and 678 were awarded medals for their achievements.

If you would like your little people to take part in this year’s fantastic Summer Reading Challenge then visit your local library from Saturday.

You must be a library member. If you aren’t one, it is quick, easy and free to join. You can do this online at: www.northlincs.gov.uk/schools-libraries-learning/libraries/your-library/join-the-library/ or in person at your local library.

The Reading Challenge at Haxey Library is from July 14 to September 5.

For more information, email: rosie.scotting@northlincs.gov.uk.

Coun Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for customer services, sport and leisure, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a brilliant way to encourage children and young people to read, and enjoy doing it. There are so many benefits to reading regularly including using your imagination and improving reading skills.

“I would encourage all families to take part. It is a fantastic project. Let’s see if we can get even more children and young people reading books this year.”




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