Over 3,000 children took part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge!
2,969 children visited a West Berkshire library to take part in the challenge to read six books over the summer holidays, while over 200 more joined in digitally...
Over 3,000 children took part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge in West Berkshire Libraries!
The theme of this year's challenge was 'Gadgeteers', a celebration of creative thinking and teamwork, which was developed by national charity The Reading Agency in partnership with the Science Museum Group.
2,969 children visited a West Berkshire library to take part in the challenge to read six books over the summer holidays, while over 200 more joined in digitally via the Summer Reading Challenge website. All of the children who completed their challenge received a certificate and a medal to celebrate their achievement.
There were also 421 pre-school children that took part in a Mini Challenge and 751 people that took part in the Grown-Ups2! challenge. Those who completed the grown-ups challenge were entered into a prize draw to win a wifi tablet. This year's well deserved winner was John Brook, who completed his challenge at Pangbourne Library.
Councillor Lynne Doherty, Leader of West Berkshire Council offered her congratulations to all who took part and said, "A big thank you to all our staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make this year's challenge a success and for encouraging so many children into the library over the summer holidays to enjoy reading books."
It's free to join and borrow books from West Berkshire Libraries for all people living, working, or studying in West Berkshire. Babies and young children can have their own library cards and borrow up to 15 books at a time. There are also audiobooks (on CD), e-books and e-audiobooks, all available to borrow for free. DVDs for children are available to hire. All details, including current library opening hours, can be found at: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/libraries.