Organised through the library, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge launches on 10th July
and runs to 4th September.

Open to children aged four to 11, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is Wild
World Heroes, created in partnership with WWF.

Youngsters are asked to read six books over the summer holidays and there’s goodies to be
won with each book read and a medal for all those who successfully complete the challenge.
To sign up just head to the library or join via the official website (link below).

With its Wild World Heroes theme, the aim of the challenge is to inspire children to explore
ways of helping to save the planet, with a focus on taking action for nature and tackling real-
world environmental issues, from plastic pollution and deforestation to wildlife decline and
nature loss. Through taking part in the Challenge, children will be able to join the Wild
World Heroes to help solve some of these threats, learning about the importance of the
environment while helping to restore nature levels in the neighbourhood of ‘Wilderville’.

Each year the challenge motivates over 700,000 children to keep reading to build their skills
and confidence. Helen Scrivener, executive library manager at Woodbridge Library says:
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome children back into the library for the Summer
Reading Challenge this year.

“It has always been a key event in our calendar and a great way to encourage children to
read for pleasure and to build their literacy skills. After a year of lockdown this is as
important as ever and this year’s theme is a also a great opportunity to help raise awareness
of environmental issues and the importance of getting out in nature.”

To find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge click here.

Summer challenge for young bookworms

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