Summer Reading Challenge: The Big Friendly Read

Coming soon! All children aged 4-11 years will be invited to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at Peterborough Libraries. The theme for 2016 is ‘The Big Friendly Read.’ The Challenge will be delivered in collaboration with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate as part of this year's Roald Dahl 100 celebrations

Children will be able to sign up for the Challenge at any Peterborough library from Saturday 16 July. The Big Friendly Read will feature some of Roald Dahl’s best-loved characters and the amazing artwork of his principal illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake. It will encourage reading on a giant scale. Each child’s collector’s folder will enhance their reading experiences by highlighting themes such as invention, mischief and friendship explored in Roald Dahl’s most famous books and encourage them to expand their own reading by exploring similar themes, fantastic facts, characters and stories across the best contemporary children’s writing.

What is it for?
Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays. The annual Summer Reading Challenge in libraries helps children to keep up their reading skills and confidence. The Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read at least six library books of your choice, collecting incentives along the way – all for FREE.

How does it work?
Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library. Every time children finish a book they will get a limited edition collector card as well as other rewards and there’s a certificate for everyone who finishes. For the first time this year we are offering a pre-school card where children aged 3 and under can join in and collect stickers for reading alongside their siblings. The Summer Reading Challenge 2016 is open to all school children and is designed for all reading abilities. It is produced by the Reading Agency in collaboration with The Roald Dahl literary Estate and delivered by libraries.

Where to take part
● Central Library ● Orton Library ● Stanground Library ● Woodston Library ● Bretton Library ● Dogsthorpe Library ● Eye Library ● Hampton Library ● Thorney Library ● Werrington Library

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