Join Beano characters for Hackney’s summer reading challenge
Hackney libraries are encouraging children to get reading this summer, as a part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2018.
The challenge starts on the Friday 6 July and all children need to do to complete the challenge and earn a certificate is sign up and read six books over the summer holidays. Children can read any book of their choice and will be given small rewards every time they complete a book - for those who complete the challenge a children's party will held for them at their local library.
This year’s theme will be Mischief Makers inspired by the iconic comic Beano, which is celebrating its 80thanniversary. Each book read will help children explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and help them become ultimate mischief makers!
Reading is an important gateway to learning, which enables children to confidently access a broad and balanced curriculum. Not only does reading offer a lifetime of improved educational and employment chances, it also provides opportunities for imagination and escapism in an increasingly busy world. I'm delighted that the summer reading challenge gets children involved in reading and encourages them to discover the many resources and events at Hackney's libraries.
The summer reading challenge is from the 6 of July to the 7 of September, and is open to children aged 4-11 years and their family. For more information on the challenge go to https://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/
Children will need to join their library to partake in the Summer Reading Challenge. Children who aren’t already members can join at one of the eight libraries in the borough.