LYME Regis Library is promoting the Summer Reading Challenge – the UK’s biggest free reading for pleasure event for children.
Organised by national charity The Reading Agency, in partnership with public libraries across the country, the event aims to keep children reading while they are enjoying their summer holiday.
The aim of the challenge is to encourage children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the six-week break, offers youngsters and their families an enjoyable activity during the summer break when reading skills and confidence can dip, commonly known as the ‘summer slide’.
Children receive a special sticker each time they finish a book and there’s a medal and certificate for everyone who completes the challenge. The theme this year is ‘Space Chase’, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Local businesses are supporting the Summer Reading Challenge at Lyme Regis Library, donating prizes for one lucky winner in the Golden Ticket prize draw and all those who complete the challenge can enter the prize draw to win.
Prizes include a family ticket to one of the Marine Theatre’s Christmas film screenings in December, with special allocated seating; a £10 book voucher from Serendip; and a signed book by local illustrator Jason Chapman.
Baboo Gelato are also offering a free scoop of ice cream to everyone that completes the Summer Reading Challenge at Lyme Regis Library and the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis are donating a prize for the third year to the local school with the most finishers.
To join the Summer Reading Challenge ask either Lorraine or Jo at Lyme Regis Library and they will sign you up. If not a member of the library. it is free to join and all the parent or carer needs to do is complete a form and take in some formal identification with an address.
There are free alien themed craft activities at the library over the holidays and, of course, plenty of books to enjoy.
For further details call the library on 01297 443151.