Children in summer reading fun

Youngsters with their certificates.
Youngsters with their certificates.
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It has been another successful summer at Spilsby Library as seventy children from the town and surrounding villages have completed the annual Summer Reading Challenge.

The youngsters returned to the library on Friday, September 13 to collect their certificates.

To complete the challenge, the children had to read six library books during their summer holidays. Each child received stickers and a small prize after each set of two that were completed.

Rachel Marriott, Visitor Services Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, awarded the certificates in a nod to the theme of this year’s challenge, which was ‘Creepy House’.

The challenge was promoted by The Reading Agency. The Summer Reading Challenge is run in libraries across the whole of the United Kingdom encouraging children aged four to eleven to keep up the reading habit over the summer holidays. This ensures that they go back to school with confidence in their reading skills.

Caroline Wallis, Cultural Services Adviser, said: “We are delighted with the high number of children taking part in and completing the challenge.

“It has been lovely to hear about the stories that they have read, what they thought of them and also watch their faces as they receive their stinky scratch-and-sniff stickers.