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Get reading this summer

Last year's summer reading challenge had the biggest intake to date. Awards were presented to young readers by Councillors Jim Smith, Isabel Hunter and Gavin Jones

Last year's summer reading challenge had the biggest intake to date. Awards were presented to young readers by Councillors Jim Smith, Isabel Hunter and Gavin Jones

By taking part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at local libraries, you could be in with the chance of winning an ipad!

The ever popular, free of charge 2014 Summer Reading Challenge is being launched from Saturday, July 12.

The challenge encourages reading throughout the summer holidays, rewarding those who complete it with a certificate, medal and entry into a prize draw to win a mini ipad.

This year’s theme, Mythical Maze is designed to thrill and stimulate the imagination.

A colourful starter pack will help children to keep track of their reading throughout the holidays as well as collecting incentives and rewards along the way.

Children will be encouraged to read six or more books of their choice during the holidays, collecting incentives and rewards along the way. Those who complete the challenge will be invited to a special ceremony in their local library at the beginning of the new term

Councillor Val Tyler of Northumberland County Council said: “This is a good choice to keep children involved and actively reading whilst on their summer holidays.

“Reading is important and it is also important to engage their imagination which the Mythical Maze does. You can join your children into their local library at any time but hopefully by August 10 to be involved in the Summer Reading Challenge.”

Children can sign up at their local library for free. Throughout the summer many exciting events will be taking place in libraries to support the challenge - details of which can be found at www.mylibrary.co.uk7

 

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