Roll up, roll up – its time to take the Summer Reading Challenge | Knutsford Times

Roll up, roll up – its time to take the Summer Reading Challenge

By on June 28, 2011

Saturday, July 9 marks the start of the much anticipated Summer Reading Challenge in Cheshire East. This year’s theme is ‘Circus stars’. The challenge is organised by the Reading Agency.

The summer-long event calls on children aged four to 12 to read at least six books from their local library.

The challenge, which is free to join, aims to encourage young children to develop a lifelong love of reading, regardless of their ability.

More than 75,000 children are set to take part, across the UK.

The Summer Reading Challenge will be launched, in all Cheshire East libraries, on Saturday, July 9. Children have until September 9 to complete the challenge. The libraries will also host activities throughout the summer, including lessons in circus skills and treasure hunts.

Those who complete the challenge will be given a certificate and medal at a special presentation in September.

Cheshire East Councillor David Brown, Cabinet member with responsibility for performance and capacity: “Once again, this popular event is aiming to introduce the world of reading to thousands of children across Cheshire East. The Summer Reading Challenge is about making reading fun and learning along the way.

“All books count towards the challenge – fiction, non-fiction, joke books, picture books and even audio books. I wish all the children taking part the best of luck in their challenge.”

Children who wish to take part can join the Summer Reading Challenge via their local library. More information can be found online at


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