More than 8,000 children from across Staffordshire have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.
Staffordshire County Council’s libraries and arts Service who run the scheme are now calling on children to make sure they finish the challenge and claim their prizes.
As part of the reading scheme, the county’s four to eleven-year-olds were challenged to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Gadgeteers, featuring amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for activities to discover the science around the world.
Cllr Victoria Wilson, Libraries Chief at Staffordshire County Council said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is always a big hit with our young readers and this year’s campaign has been great with over 8,000 children signing up. Children have until Monday 12 September to complete the challenge and for them to collect their certificate and medal from their local Library. Remember, they can listen to audio books, read novels or even read to a younger brother or sister, it all counts. They can also choose eBooks or eAudios for children from our fantastic eLibrary.
“I would like to say a huge well done to everyone who has completed the challenge. If you haven’t there’s still time. It’s a great scheme, well worth doing and it really helps to encourage a lifetime of reading for pleasure.”
Find out more by calling into their local library or at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/libraries
(Main images Bookworms Tylor (aged 7) and Theo (aged 8).