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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Read your way around a mythical maze this summer

Friday, August 08, 2014

Stockton libraries are once again working with The Reading Agency to launch the Summer Reading Challenge for young people this year with a magical theme of ‘Mythical Maze’.

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to young people aged four to 11 and is designed to help maintain their reading skills and confidence whilst they enjoy the summer holidays.

Children are asked to read up to six books during the holiday period. This year’s theme of ‘Mythical Maze’ will see readers find their way around a labyrinth poster as they read new books. Each time they complete a book they will receive collectable stickers, wristbands, puzzles and learn about some fantastic mythical creatures along the way!

If six books are completed, readers will win a certificate and medal and will be entered into a free prize draw.

Councillor Ann McCoy, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge helps children keep on top of their reading skills and boost confidence in a fun and exciting way. Last year almost 1,900 children took part in the challenge and we would like to encourage even more children to enjoy reading as an engaging and pleasurable experience. We hope you join us.”

The Summer Reading Challenge is free of charge and is available in every library in the Borough. It is designed for all reading abilities - all you have to do is register free at any Stockton library.

Participants can select their own choice of reading material, from fiction to poetry, non-fiction, short stories, graphic novels and audio books. Children will be supported by library volunteers who will help choose new books and deliver a programme of creative activities including music, cartoon illustration and art and crafts workshops.

For further information contact Lucy Carlton-Walker on (01642) 528501 or email [email protected] A full list of library events throughout the summer holidays is available at 

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