Still time to sign up for summer reading challenge

Alnwick Library
Alnwick Library

More than 1,500 children have signed up to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge at libraries in Northumberland and there’s still plenty of time to join in.

The county’s libraries are running the challenge, which asks four to 11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer, until Saturday, September 12.

Organised by the Reading Agency, the challenge has a new theme each year and this year, in partnership with Guinness World Records, it’s Record Breakers.

To take part, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library and they’ll receive a special poster, and as they borrow and read books over the summer, they collect stickers to complete their poster and discover fascinating facts about record breakers as they go.

Coun Val Tyler, cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture at Northumberland County Council, said: “The challenge is a great way for children to get involved in reading across the county. There’s an exciting programme of events and activities for families throughout the summer at Northumberland libraries to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge so there is plenty of time to sign-up and get reading.”

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