Libraries launch reading challenge

Brechin Library
Brechin Library

Children across Angus have the chance to sign up to a new reading challenge after Angus libraries launched Rocket Through Reading (RTR).

Each RTR reader will receive a personal booklet to lead them through their mission.

Children can keep a note of the titles they have read and receive a star stamp for every genre completed as well as try some fun activities inside the booklet.

Every child who reads a book from all six genres will receive a certificate and be entered into a prize draw to win an ereader.

RTR is a free, library-based initiative designed by the council’s own staff.

Building on the success of the national Summer Reading Challenge, RTR will encourage children to develop a love of reading that lasts the whole year long and to try a variety of books for pleasure.

RTR runs from January 16 until April 21. Children have plenty of time to read six books at their own pace and there is no cut off date for registration, so boys and girls can still join and complete the mission during the Easter school holidays.

To accept the RTR mission, children must either join or already be a member of the library. New members are always welcome and it’s easy to join. Visit or your nearest library or mobile library for more information.