Bookworms in reading challenge

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Six hundred young Angus bookworms took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, reading more than 18,000 books from Angus Libraries.

Primary school aged boys and girls completed the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge while babies, toddlers and pre-school children enjoyed Bookbug’s Library Challenge.

To complete the challenges children read or shared at least six books, collecting rewards along their journey.

In August, the boys and girls who completed the challenges each received a medal and certificate at special library ceremonies.

Co-ordinated by The Reading Agency and with 760,000 children aged 4 to 11 taking part, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest national reading initiative.

Literacy development officer, Sylvia Main, says “This year we’ve been working on an exciting new post-challenge reading scheme just for Angus boys and girls. We hope to launch it during the winter so that all the boys and girls who have done so well improving their reading over the summer months will join us for continuing fun throughout the year.”

Every Angus Library already hosts regular activities, clubs, story times and more for boys and girls from babies to teens. Activities are informal fun and they’re all free.