Roll up for the summer reading challenge

Posted on 11th August 2011 | in Community

The 2011 chidren’s summer reading challenge is being launched by libraries across Northumberland and this year’s exciting circus themed books are set to keep children reading throughout the summer holidays.

Over the course of the challenge children will be encouraged to read six or more books of their choice during the holidays, collecting  incentives and rewards along the way.

Reading is a vital life skill, yet it is a skill that can often take second place to the excitement of  computers, television and electronic games. It is one of the aims of the challenge to prove that books can be exciting too and encourage more children to read more.  Last year in Northumberland, 3,615 children participated.

Children can sign up at their local library to take part and all materials are free.  For more details contact Northumberland County Council on 0845 600 6400 or visit

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