Get on your marks for this year’s exciting Summer Reading Challenge at our city’s libraries.
Taking inspiration from the Olympic Games, Story Lab is open to young readers and will be officially launched by Craig Bradley, That Poetry Bloke, at Fenham Library on Tuesday, 3 July at 10am.
He will be joined by pupils from Wingrove Primary School at the launch of the summer long reading scheme which runs until Sunday, 2 September.
If you are ready for the challenge you’ll read all about the most marvellous, the most monstrous, the most magical, the most mysterious and the most athletic characters in all the world this summer.
To join in the fun your challenge is to read six books over the summer holidays and if you are successful you’ll receive a special certificate and stickers to say you’ve crossed the finishing line.
During the summer there’ll be visits by authors, performers and magicians plus creative workshops, plus prizes and celebration events.
The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to keep up reading over the holidays as it keeps your mind active and ready to learn.
Janice Hall, Newcastle City Libraries Manager, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is an excellent way in encouraging young people to continue reading through the summer holidays and we are delighted to be supporting this national scheme once again with Story Lab. This summer promises to be really exciting and I know lots of us are looking forward to the Olympic Games, so the challenge this year will be to get our city’s young people to go for gold and enjoy all the books which form part of this year’s campaign.
“We are delighted that Craig Bradley is helping to launch this year’s challenge and hope the pupils form Wingrove Primary School and all our schools enjoy taking part in the scheme.”
Your school could even take top prize by taking part in the new Starbucks Summer Reading Challenge Trophy which will be awarded to the school with the most children who complete the challenge.
Most events are free but must be booked unless otherwise stated. To find out more go to http://community.newcastle.gov.uk/libraries or phone 0191 277 4100.
You can find more fun and games and blogs from your favourite authors on the Story Lab website, www.story-lab.org.uk.
Page last updated: 2 July, 2012