“Record Breakers” Summer Reading Challenge at the Library

Be a Record Breaker at your library this summer! Summer is here and holidays are on the horizon; that special time of year when children aged from 4 to 11 take up the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries.  This year the Summer Reading Challenge has teamed up with Guinness World Records – the global authority in record-breaking achievements to establish a “Record Breakers” themed Challenge and North Yorkshire libraries are gearing up to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records as featured in the annually published Guinness World Records Books.

Organised by The Reading Agency charity and the public library network, the annual Summer Reading Challenge, is simple and fun and free to join.
All children have to do is sign up at their local library and read six library books of their choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way.  Children who complete the challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal. Reading together as a family helps children to enjoy books, so why not join the library at the same time and complete the six book challenge together?

The “Record Breakers” Challenge starts on Saturday 11th July and ends on 12th September.

There are also a number of related activities taking place in July and August at local libraries.  There will be a drop-in Lego session “Record breaking Lego” build the tallest tower or the biggest building at Boroughbridge Library on Monday 10 August from 2.30-3.30.
Ring the library on 01609 536629 for further details.

Staff and Summer Reading Challenge volunteers will be on hand to provide help and guidance. If you’d like to know more about volunteering and are aged from 13-24 please ask at your local library.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays. The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge helps gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to maintain their reading skills and confidence.

Join in and set yourself your own challenge!