Record Breakers – Summer Reading Challenge

6th July 2015

This Summer, children across Sefton will be invited to set a new Guinness World Record, simply by pledging to take on this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Record Breakers.

A pledging weekend will take part at all Sefton Libraries during the weekend of 10-13 July (please contact your local library for details).

The National Summer Reading Challenge takes children through three stages and to pass through each of the three levels, participants must read two books of their choice, six books in total.

As encouragement incentives, things like stickers, a book bag, wristband and a key ring will be gifted at each stage of the reading journey.

Those who complete their challenge and read all six books will be presented with a medal and certificate, usually at a special assembly in school.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member Communities and Housing, said:

“The Summer Reading Challenge is always very popular and this year it is set to be more exciting than ever with a record to be broken.

“The Challenge will be officially launched in Sefton in July and children have the entire summer holidays to complete the challenge of reading six books.

“The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to encourage children to develop their reading skills and very enjoyable way to keep them entertained during the school break. It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s at your local library so why not get involved?”


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