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Circus Stars

Bedford Borough Council is operating a challenge in libraries across Bedford to introduce children to a summertime circus spectacle that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays … with the 2011 Summer Reading Challenge named ‘Circus Stars’. The challenge runs in borough libraries from Saturday 16th July – Saturday 10th September – and it’s all free fun!

 

Children can help Bedford Borough Libraries and the Circus Stars performers put on a spectacular show by reading six or more library books during the holidays: those that read six books receive a certificate, individuals that read 12 books will get a Circus Stars wristband and those that read 18 books will receive a Circus Stars medal. 

 

Councillor Doug McMurdo, portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture, at Bedford Council, said: “Children enjoy taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. It is great fun and importantly, we know that children who participate read a varied range of material and more time is spent reading, with potentially life-changing results.”

 

Plus for every book that children read they raise money for Keech Hospice Care for Children, with thanks to sponsorship from Wates Family Enterprise Trust. 

 

Over 14? This year, there is a challenge for you too – individuals can pop into their local library to find out more.

 

New for 2011 … The Munglers are coming …!!

Children can also collect Mungler cards* when they read books for the Summer Reading Challenge.  These are Trump Cards that can be collected and swapped with friends.

 

A programme of free events and activities are planned for the summer including Magic shows with Magic Dave and Mungler themed activities.

 

For further information on the Circus Stars challenge and events visit: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ and click on ‘Libraries’.

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