Library Summer Reading Challenge
Go for a personal best this summer and sign up to the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland at your local library. It’s easy and totally free. All children have to do is read at least six library books over the summer holidays. There are all kinds of rewards to encourage your children along the way and a medal and certificate for those that complete. The theme this year is Record Breakers and libraries have teamed up with Guinness World records to celebrate some fantastic achievements from all over the world.
Excitingly, Perth and Kinross Libraries and Information Services will take part in the attempt to set a Guinness World Record. You can get involved and help in this World Record attempt by promising to visit the library and read over the summer or encourage people you know to readwith children this summer. All you have to do is visit one of our full-time libraries on Saturday 11th July between 10.30 and 11.30am and sign a pledge to read or encourage reading this summer. Libraries will also be hosting events for children throughout the summer holiday. Join our special summer reading challenge book groups where you can discuss what you have been reading and have fun with books, participate in some of our record breaking activities, and meet award winning and exciting authors. Please ask staff or check the website for more detail www.pkc.gov.uk/library You can also connect to the Record Breakers website www.recordbreakers.org.uk where you can read, share, create and take part in interactive games.
Last year more than 40,000 children in Scotland discovered all the fun of taking part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge. What’s more, their parents and teachers discovered the benefits too. Children who take part in the Challenge return to school after the summer break as more fluent, confident and happy readers.
Libraries and Information Services will further support childhood literacy by promoting library membership for every child in Perth and Kinross through the Every Child a Member campaign. Fifteen local authorities across Scotland have signed up to support the SLIC administered project which aims to engage with families and communities to encourage more children to use their local library and enjoy reading for pleasure thus helping to give them the best chance to learn in early years.
Suitable for children aged four to eleven, the summer reading challenge begins on Thursday 2nd July and runs until Saturday 22nd August so make sure you head along to your local library, visit as often as you can over the holidays and get involved in Record Breakers this summer. Contact your local library or visit www.pkc.gov.uk/library for further information.
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