Summer Reading Challenge

Friday, 10 July 2015

This year the summer reading challenge, being held in havering libraries, is on the theme of record breakers. As usual the rules of the challenge are to read 6 books of your choice over the summer holidays. When you return a book you will be asked to talk about it to a member of staff, like a verbal book review. You will then be given a record card and a sticker. Over the next few weeks you will need to collect a further 5 stickers to complete the challenge (some of the stickers are really smelly!). You will be rewarded with a certificate and medal during the autumn term at school.

Last year 840,000 children, throughout the country, took part in the reading challenge and borrowed an amazing 18 million books!!
In addition, because the challenge is all about record breakers, library staff are trying to break the world record for the amount of pledges (which are like promises), received for a reading campaign. If you want to try to be a record breaker you need to complete the section on your special book bookmark, that you have been given, and hand it into Romford, Hornchurch or Upminster Libraries between 12 noon and 3pm this Saturday, 11th July. Don't worry if you have lost it spare ones will be available on Saturday from library staff.

Why not give it a go it's fun, free and local?
For more information go to, there's even an app to download
Happy reading.