The Summer Reading Challenge 2013
Dare you enter the Creepy House? Join the gang
of young detectives and help them solve clues and follow the spooky
reading trail. Read six books on this scary reading
journey, and you will get a fantastic gold style medal and
certificate. The Creepy House materials will be illustrated
by award-winning children's illustrator Chris
Children can join at their local library
from Saturday 13 July and it’s free or join us on Monday 22 July
for our Launch of the Reading Scheme and Teen Quest.
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
The annual summer reading challenge is a
library success story. Created and coordinated by The Reading Agency, it
focuses on reading for pleasure for children across the UK. It is
held every summer holiday and is proven to keep children interested
in reading throughout the holidays.
Children aged four to 11 are invited to read
six books over the summer holidays, and collect rewards and
stickers as they go. Children who complete the Challenge receive a
certificate and a medal.
Younger children are not left out, as they have the chance to join
the Bookstart Book Crawl, a year-round scheme available to all 0
to four year olds. Both schemes are completely free and easy
Not only does the challenge offer rewards, incentives and
opportunities to engage with each other at library events, but
research has shown that it prevents the dip in reading ability that
can occur over the summer holidays.
For more information, see the Summer
Reading Challenge website. Libraries across the Vale of
Glamorgan will also hold a wide variety of events linked to the
Challenge during the school summer holidays.