THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE BROKE ITS
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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