Ready, set, read!

Ready, set, read!

The Summer Reading Challenge 2023 will be launching in Norfolk Libraries on Saturday 8th July.

It’s free, it’s fun, it builds confidence and supports children reading for pleasure. Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer break making it harder for them returning to school. In addition, reading for pleasure has so many proven benefits including developing empathy by identifying with characters and improving mental wellbeing.

This year the theme is Ready, Set Read! It has been produced by the Reading Agency in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust. It will be delivered by Norfolk Library and Information Service and there will be lots of exciting activities in your local libraries.

Over 700,000 children sign up to the challenge every year. To join the challenge children will need to be a library member. This is free of charge and children will receive their own library card for which there are no overdue fees.

Children will be given a pack; they can set their own reading challenge (we recommend six books over the six-week period). Children choose their own books which can include e-books from our virtual library. The children will collect stickers along the way and on completion of the challenge they will receive a medal and certificate of achievement. There is a digital platform too, so the fun can carry on at home! Children can take part in the Challenge at summerreadingchallenge.org

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