Summer Reading Challenge 2013 Launch – Saturday 13th July

Henley Community Library is once again supporting a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to join their local library and take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – the UK’s biggest reading promotion for primary school children.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2013 will be launched in Henley Community Library this Saturday 13th July between 9am and 1pm, when children can come in to register for the challenge, recieve a free gift and join the library, if they are not already a member.

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge 2013

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge 2013

Each year the Challenge uses a new theme to inject fun and creativity into reading. The 2013 theme is “Creepy House”, illustrated by award winning Chris Riddell, inviting children to explore a Creepy House and its host of characters. They can take part in spine tingling reading activities and collect pungent smelling stickers to complete a collectable Creepy House poster. The aim of the challenge is to get children to read six books from their library during the summer holidays.

Children can also visit the website to create a profile, chat about books and get help on what to read next via the digital Book Sorter, which also works on mobiles and tablets.

You can also follow the Summer Reading Challenge on Facebook at

Research shows the Summer Reading Challenge increases children’s reading range and their enjoyment of reading significantly. It builds confidence and independent reading, while combating the dip in children’s literacy levels during the long break from school.

A unique partnership between The Reading Agency and public libraries across the UK, the Summer Reading Challenge already gets three quarters of a million children to read six library books in the summer holidays. With the support of libraries, schools and the Summer Reading Challenge Champions, even more children aged 4-11 will be encouraged to join the library and join in.

Please help us make this year’s Summer Reading Challenge the most successul yet at Henley Community Library by coming along to the launch event and joining the fun. But don’t worry if you can’t make it on Saturday 13th July, you can register any time over the next few weeks.

CORRECTION: This post has been updated. The correct date for the Launch of the Summer Reading Challenge at Henley Community Library Saturday 13th July and not Saturday 16th July as originally published. Many appologies for the any confusion caused.

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