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Take part in Stockport’s summer reading challenge

by Iain Roberts on 21 July, 2015

Stockport Council is encouraging children across the borough to participate in the Record Breakers, Summer Reading Challenge 2015 over the school holidays.

Organised by The Reading Agency charity and the public library network, the annual Summer Reading Challenge aimed at 4 – 11 year olds and their families is simple and fun.

All children need to do to complete the challenge is read 6 or more library books of their choice. As they read their books, children collect stickers and rewards along the way. Every child that completes the challenge will receive a certificate and medal.

Children can sign up to take part for free at their local library from the start of the summer holidays. Pre-schoolers are also able to take part in the mini-Challenge.

Last year, over 800,000 children across the country took part in the Reading Challenge including Mason from Stockport who said “I loved the stickers and the chart and the funny characters.”

In promoting the Summer Reading Challenge, Councillor Shan Alexander, Executive Member for Safe and Resilient Communities said “Reading is fun and enjoyable, and we are keen to get children across Stockport reading for pleasure. It is important for children to begin to read from a young age as it helps them build their verbal and written communication skills, giving them more confidence in the classroom.”

To find more information about the Summer Reading Challenge and your local libraries visit http://www.stockport.gov.uk/summerreadingchallenge You can also find out more about what’s happening in Stockport libraries by following @SMBC_Libraries on Twitter.

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