Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Go wild for reading this summer

‘Stand up for the planet’ is the message behind this year’s Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge running across Lincs Inspire Libraries from Monday July 19.

The Challenge, led by The Reading Agency, is an initiative to encourage children aged four and above to read more during the summer holidays.

This year’s theme sees young readers travel through Wilderville, exploring different habitats, whilst helping to make the fictional village a greener and better place to live.

Children joining the challenge will be given a sticker folder for tracking reading progress. Once they have borrowed and read six books they will receive a medal and a certificate.

They can register at Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Immingham or Waltham Libraries and have until September 25 to complete the Challenge. Additional resources are available online at summerreadingchallenge.org.uk.

There will be two trails within libraries linked to the nature theme for children and their families or carers. Children who complete each trail will be entered into a prize draw to win a combined torch and projector at each branch.

The first trail will run from Monday, July 19 to Monday, August 9 with the theme of camouflaged animals. The second trail will run from Tuesday, August 10 to Saturday, August 28 with the theme of unusual animals.

Lawrence Dunn, Development Officer, Lincs Inspire Libraries said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way of improving children’s reading skills and confidence during the summer holidays. We hope that by supporting it, we can inspire younger people to read regularly for fun!”

In addition, Cleethorpes Library will also host free Book-Nics events for families on August 3, 10, 17 and 24 August at 10:30am to 12:30pm. Taking place in the garden, activities will include picnic, story time, music, crafts and games. Places must be booked in advance by calling Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650. For more information visit lincsinspire.com.

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