Busy summer of reading for young bookworms

Nearly 800 primary school children visited their local libraries and read six books each over the holidays as part of the annual summer reading challenge.

This year’s challenge entitled Circus Stars has been the most popular ever and, as well as reading, the children took part in various competitions and activities throughout the summer.

Over the summer, 215 children joined a library in Angus for the first time and nearly 70% of children who signed up for the challenges successfully completed them.

To celebrate the children’s achievements, ceremonies were held at local libraries

The challenge is co-ordinated by the Reading Agency and last year took place in 97% of UK libraries.

In addition, children aged between 0-4 years participated in their own Bookbug Challenge by having six books read to them over the holidays. In Angus 356 completed the challenge and received special teddy bears.

Angus libraries have a number of activities for both adults and children ranging from reminiscence groups to reading groups, Bookbug sessions to Chatterbooks groups.

Please contact your nearest Angus library for details or visit www.angus.gov.uk/libraries.