Summer Reading Challenge 2014: FREE For Kids aged 4 – 11 in Bristol & Beyond

PrintThis Saturday, the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge begins at libraries throughout Bristol and beyond.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a free national event, held every year run by The Reading Agency and aims to  encourage children aged 4 – 11 to keep reading (or to be read too) throughout the Summer.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mythical Maze, a fun fantasy adventure which will enable kids to discover a fantastical world of legend and mythology through being challenged to find their way around a labyrinth that introduces them to fantastical creatures, collecting stickers of each character along the way.

Yeti 2 - copyright Sarah McIntyre for The Reading AgencyThe Summer Reading Challenge is simple. Children are encouraged to read six or more books of their choice –fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books just as long as they are borrowed from the library – during the holidays. There are collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate and medal for every child who completes the Challenge.

Unicorn - copyright Sarah McIntyre for The Reading Agency

Children can sign up at their local library and all materials are absolutely free. The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all school children and is designed for all reading abilities. Schools work with local libraries and give out information to encourage children to take part, and most libraries run Summer Reading Challenge linked early years activity for pre-schoolers.

It is completely free and all children can take part. All you need to do is head to your local library during the summer holidays and enroll.

To find out where your nearest library is, please visit the Bristol City Council website’s library finder page.

Hope you enjoy the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge!