Children between four and 11 years old are being encouraged to take part in the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge will be launched in libraries across Ceredigion on 13 July and will run until 28 September 2019.
The Summer Reading Challenge theme this year is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children will need to read 8 books in total, by visiting the library 4 times, and borrow and read any two library books per visit over the summer holidays.
Children will team up with futuristic family, ‘The Rockets’ for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens. As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers and prizes on each visit. By adding the stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help the Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.
To take part in Space Chase, children will need to sign up at their local library, where they will be given a collection folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey. The scheme is free for all to join in.
Delyth Huws, Children’s Librarian for Ceredigion said, “This is a wonderful scheme for children to develop a love for reading and to keep up literacy levels over the summer holiday. We had nearly 800 children from all over Ceredigion taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge last year, with over 450 receiving medals and certificates on completing their 4th visit.
I’m sure that this year’s Space themed Challenge will prove to be just as popular as last year’s theme, and we look forward to seeing Ceredigion’s children coming to our libraries to enjoy all the books our fantastic library service here in Ceredigion has to offer.”