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
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
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’.