Summer Reading Challenge starts this weekend

Written by MiriamSpall on Friday, July 10, 2015 - 16:14

 Suffolk Libraries is encouraging 4-11 year olds across Suffolk to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which gets under way this Saturday (11 July). The Summer Reading Challenge is a major literacy campaign organised by The Reading Agency and run in libraries. The aim is to children keep reading throughout the summer holidays to maintain their reading skills and it’s also a great way of introducing them to their local library. This year the theme is ‘Record Breakers’ and there’ll be a series of collectable incentives and rewards for children with a challenge to read six library books during the holidays. Suffolk Libraries is hoping this year’s campaign will itself break records. For the last two years the county has seen increasing numbers of children taking part every year with a record-breaking 7,800 in 2013 and then a new record of over 8,000 in 2014. Children can sign up to take part from this Saturday (11 July) onwards in their local library – it’s totally free to join in. There will be related activities running across the county’s libraries throughout the summer holidays. Four of the county’s libraries are also be offering the chance to join in with an official world record attempt on Saturday. The Reading Agency is co-ordinating an attempt to set a record for the highest number of pledges made for a reading challenge. Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Great Cornard libraries are offering anyone visiting their library this Saturday a chance to join in with this record by making their own pledge about reading. There is more information at

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