BOOKWORMS are being challenged to read six books over the summer holidays.
Children ages four to 11 can take part in this year’s School Summer Reading Challenge -Ready, Set, Read! – which gives children the opportunity to win prizes.
The Reading Agency has partnered with the Youth Sport Trust for this year’s theme encouraging children to experience the thrill of sports and the power of teamwork through reading.
The challenge is free to join and is running at all 14 of Solihull’s libraries.
If children meet the challenge, they will earn themselves a certificate, a medal and a free family swim at either of the Everyone Active leisure centres in Solihull.
But that’s not all – everyone who completes the challenge can enter a free prize draw for a chance to win a £15 gift card for the Entertainer, a £20 gift card for Waterstones or £30 to spend in Touchwood or even win a family ticket to a family film at The Core.
Councillor Wazma Qais, cabinet member for Communities and Leisure, said: “Year on year, the Summer Reading Challenge helps to keep children motivated with their reading over the school summer holidays.
“For anyone needing proof, I’m thrilled that we have some fantastic videos of some of our local children who have enjoyed taking part which we will be sharing over the coming weeks.
“The theme for this summer is Ready, Set, Read with sport and activity at its heart. So along with the usual certificates, medals and stickers – available at all 14 of our libraries – we’re also offering a free prize draw and family swim to children who complete the challenge.
“I really hope that families will get involved in the challenge. The support we provide for children and families continues to be the Council’s top priority for improvement. We place children and young people at the heart of all we do so that they can achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives. Reading is the bedrock of that journey.”
For more about joining the library and taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge click here.