Join the record breakers Summer Reading Challenge
Young readers are being encouraged to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements as featured in the Guinness World Records Books as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015.
All they need to do is sign up and read six books during the holidays. Every time a child finishes a book they’ll get a sticker. There are weird, wonderful and wacky records from around the world in six different categories waiting to be discovered: Cool Tech, Way to Go!, The Big Stuff, Animal Magic, People Power and Action! Adventure. There’s also a certificate and medal for everyone who finishes.
Children can read, or listen to whatever they like - fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library. There’s also a Record Breakers Summer app.
The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to get kids reading and help them discover a love of stories and books. There’s also lots to do in Hackney’s libraries over the holidays - why not pop along and check out what’s happening?
The Summer Reading Challenge is for all children aged 4 to 11 years and their families, and there’s also a challenge for younger readers.
Children who aren’t already library members will need to join to take part, but membership is easy and can be at one of the boroughs eight libraries.
Summer holiday events are happening at libraries across the borough. Find out more by searching what’s on in Hackney libraries or pick up a copy of the Summer Activities Guide.