The Wokingham Paper

Library challenge encourages young members to get reading

Layla (6) who came 2nd place in the poetry competition, category four to six years.

CHILDREN who took part in the Borough’s reading challenge this summer have been rewarded for their efforts. 

The Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge was open to children aged four to 11, with 2,014 medals and certificates being presented to those who successfully completed the six-book reading challenge.

A poetry and short story competition ran alongside the ‘Space Chase’, with winners presented with a certificate, goody bags and complimentary tickets to the Wokingham Children’s Book Festival.  

Out of the 2,014 children who successfully completed the challenge, 378 had previously not been members of the library before signing up.

“I am also thrilled that so many children have signed up to become new members of our libraries over the summer and  I hope the reading challenge has inspired them to enjoy reading more than ever,” said Parry Batth, executive member for leisure and environment. 

“I encourage all children across the borough to take a visit to their local libraries to see all the wonderful things they have to offer.”

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