16 July 2012
The challenge is to get children to read six or more library books during the summer holidays ...
The challenge is to get children to read six or more library books during the summer holidays
The scheme, co-ordinated by The Reading Agency, was launched at the weekend and will run in 97% of the UK's public libraries. 780,000 children aged between four and eleven are taking part.
Parents who want to sign up their children should head to their local library, where staff will enrol children (free of charge). Every participating child gets a membership card or pack, and all children who complete the six-book challenge will receive a certificate.
Children can read any books they like, and audio books count too, as long as they're borrowed from libraries.
Find out more here: http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk