Summer Reading Challenge at Cambridgeshire libraries

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Cambridgeshire youngsters are being encouraged to take part in the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday July 20.

The national initiative encourages children of all ages to read six books during the summer holidays. The books can be anything from stories to audio books as long as they are borrowed from a library. Each week a scratch and sniff sticker can be collected if children have read at least one book and there is a certificate and medal for everyone that completes the challenge.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Learning, Councillor David Harty said: “The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year, and this year there’s a spooky theme. It’s usually very popular, last year over 3,000 Cambridgeshire children took part and it’s a great way to encourage a love of reading and perhaps help keep them occupied throughout the summer holidays. Sign up in one of our 32 libraries from today (Saturday July 20).”