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Children to go wild for reading this Summer

Children outside Watercliffe Meadow Primary holding reading challenge flyers
Children at Watercliffe Meadow Primary School

The Sheffield Libraries Reading Challenge will be launching on Saturday 17th July!  The reading challenge is designed to encourage children to keep reading over the summer holidays helping them to maintain and develop their reading skills and nurture a love of reading for pleasure.

The Sheffield Reading Challenge will be available in all Sheffield Libraries and is suitable for children from birth to 11 years of age. The theme of the challenge is wild animals and wildlife.  The Sheffield based award winning, bestselling illustrator Lydia Monks has created the colourful design for the challenge.

It's free and easy to sign up to take part in the challenge, children just need to go along to their local library to register to take part.  All children have to do is read four books of their choice over the summer holidays, for each book that they read they will receive a sticker to add to their collector’s card.  On completion they will receive a certificate and limited-edition pin badge.

The children at Watercliffe Meadow Primary School were given a sneak preview of the challenge last week and were really excited about it and can’t wait to start!

Children outside Watercliffe Meadow Primary School


Councillor Alison Teal, Executive Member for Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure said:

“We look forward to hearing about which books you have chosen and hope that you really enjoy your summer of reading. It’s so much fun getting into a story and a great feeling when the book is so good that you don’t want to put it down. We hope that you discover your own new favourite.”