December 6 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Nearly 11,000 children have signed up for Norfolk County Council’s summer reading challenge, less than a month after it kicked off.
The Millennium Library in Norwich has registered 738 children, while Mile Cross Library in Norwich beat its total from last year by more than 20 children within two weeks. The campaign, now in its 15th year, aims to keep children reading over the summer holidays and operates for free in all county council-run libraries, including mobile libraries in Norfolk.
Children who are taking part choose and read any six books during the summer and receive stickers, trading cards and other rewards at different stages of the challenge. Those who read all six books – this year on the theme of “Creepy House” – receive a medal at the end of the summer. Alison Frost, service support librarian for children at NCC, said: “We’ve had a remarkable response from families across Norfolk so far during the summer holidays. The response has actually been so good that we’ve had to order more “Creepy House” materials so that even more children can benefit from the challenge.”
See www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries for details.