RCT Summer Reading Challenge

In late August 2013 young people from Perthcelyn enjoyed two days of creative scary workshops linking to the library Summer Reading Challenge.

Arranged in partnership with Communities First and RCT libraries, young people explored scary, creepy ideas to create a series of poems and short stories.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Because everything changes when we read.

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the long summer holiday.

There is a different theme each year. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library.

Every time children finish a book they get stickers and rewards and there’s a certificate for everyone who finishes.

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.

The theme for the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge was  Creepy House.