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THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE BROKE ITS PARTICIPANT RECORD

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There were considerably more 4 – 11 year olds who took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, compared to 2014. A total of 3,460 children joined the ‘Record Breakers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2015, and between them read 31,267 library books over the summer.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read as many books as possible and helps them to maintain their reading skills. This year even more children discovered great books to read and took part in lots of fun activities at their local library.

 

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council said: “This annual challenge is certainly building in momentum. Its success is due to the fact that it has become recognised as offering an excellent opportunity to engage with young people who want to continue to learn and read throughout the holidays.”

 

Record Breakers ran at all libraries in Bedford Borough (Bedford Central, Bromham, Kempston, Putnoe and Wootton Libraries), and on the mobile library.

 

Look out for details on 2016’s Summer Reading Challenge, nearer the time.

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