Summer Reading Challenge
Guinness World Record setting this
2015 Summer Reading Challenges
Libraries across the UK are getting ready
to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing
real-life achievements and world records as featured in the
Guinness World Records Books as part of the Summer Reading
Organised by The Reading Agency charity and
the public library network, the annual Summer Reading Challenge,
which is aimed and 4 - 11 year olds and their families, is simple
Every year there is a new theme and this year
the Summer Reading Challenge has teamed up with Guinness World
Records, the global authority in record-breaking achievements and
publisher of the annual Guinness World Record™ book, to establish a
“Record Breakers” themed Challenge.
Record Breakers brings together fact and fiction, challenging young
readers to explore astonishing real-life achievements and world
Record Breakers is running at all libraries
in Bedford and the mobile library (Bedford Central, Bromham,
Kempston, Putnoe and Wootton Libraries).
Record Breakers starts on Saturday
11th July and finishes on Saturday 5th
September. Children can sign up at their local library at any time
during the summer holidays to take part for free.
As part of this year’s Challenge, children,
parents, carers, young volunteers, teachers, much-loved children’s
authors and important figures in communities around the UK will be
asked to make a pledge to help us set a new Guinness World Records™
title for the Most Pledges Received for a Reading Campaign!
****Record Breaking attempt
at Bedford Central Library****
Calling all children, parents,
grandparents, carers, teachers – come to Bedford Central Library on
Saturday 11th July and make your pledge to help us set a
new Guinness World Records title for the Most Pledges Received for
a Reading Campaign!
Children can pledge to visit the library
and read over the summer. Parents, carers and local opinion
formers can pledge to encourage children to visit the library and
read over the summer and encourage people they know to read with
children over the summer.
You can make your pledge at Bedford
Central Library on Saturday 11th July: 10.00 am – 3.00
Get involved and help us to make a new world record –
nationally we need over 100,000 pledges. How many pledges can
we get in Bedford?
When children join Record Breakers they will
be given a poster packed with lots of Guinness World Record
facts. Children can collect stickers for the first 6 books
that they read.
Read 6 library books to collect a Record
Read 12 library books to get a Record Breakers
Read 18 library books to get a gold Record
Children can also download the Record Breakers
app and watch the characters on their stickers come to life –it’s
free to download!
There will be lots of free activities running
in libraries over the summer holidays. Look out for some
record breaking mini challenges and all kinds of craft
For young people aged between 11 – 18 years a
similar challenge, called “imagiNation", which involves reading and
arts activities is also underway. imagiNation is about
reading for pleasure and making art inspired by books. imagiNation
has been designed by young people for young people.
Young people can collect their Read Me!
imagiNation Log when they join Read Me! The challenge involves
reading at least 2 library books and being inspired to create art
pieces, based on the books they have read.
Young people can share their logs and art work
at the library and help us to create a giant artwork piece. Those
who take part in the challenge will receive a free Read Me! Lanyard
For more information on the Summer Reading