Croydon’s children are being encouraged to make mischief and join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which begins on Saturday (14 July).
This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, to mark the 80th anniversary of the much-loved children’s title Beano. Supported by Croydon Council’s libraries, the Challenge aims to get children aged between four and 11 to read at least six books over the summer break, receiving special awards as they complete each one – and a special certificate for those that finish all six.
Children can choose whatever title they like: fiction, non-fiction, joke, picture or audio books, just as long as they visit one of Croydon’s libraries to tell us about what they read.
“The Summer Reading Challenge is a great opportunity for children and young people to keep up their reading over the summer holidays. We are proud that the borough’s libraries are now run by the council again and we can do fun and exciting things like the Challenge. I encourage both big and little Croydonians to use them as often as possible.”
Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport
In 2017 almost three-quarters of a million children took part in the Challenge, of which more than 50% completed the six-book target.
For more information, visit: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/.