Monmouth Library will launch its 2014 Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 12th July when local children’s author Sam Hay drops in at 11am for an entertaining session with youngsters.
Sam has written several books including the Undead Pet series which is a favourite with the library’s junior customers.
The Summer Reading Challenge is a UK-wide initiative designed to develop a love of reading, gain confidence and obtain new skills among children.
Organised by The Reading Agency, this year’s theme is Mythical Maze, and children aged from four to twelve will be encouraged to read six or more books of their choice during the summer holidays. With the addition of posters, stickers and other incentives to complete the challenge, it’s a highlight of the holiday for thousands of children. Teachers often comment that children who take part return to school as more fluent, confident readers.
Taking part is free and the Summer Reading Challenge is just one of many exciting schemes offered by Monmouthshire Libraries to inspire children to pick up a book.
Monmouth Library will also hold a series of story and craft sessions throughout the summer holidays. Contact Monmouth Library 01600 775215 for further information.