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Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Young people across Gateshead are being encouraged to get silly over the school holidays by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. 

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year to encourage children and young people to read while not in school and this year the theme is Silly Squad. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the 2020 challenge will be an online event with plenty of activities to keep youngsters entertained over the holidays. 

Join the Summer Reading Challenge

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said "We know that enjoyment from reading can help to improve many areas of a child's life and the summer reading challenge is a great way to encourage children to read with lots of fun activities to take part in. It's great that books can now be borrowed from our libraries with Ring and Read or downloaded from Borrowbox so there is a fantastic selection of books for young people to try. 

"The last few months have been a challenging time for families so hopefully this will be lots of fun for our young people over the summer holidays." 

From Monday children across Gateshead can collect their Summer Reading Challenge collectors card from libraries offering the Ring and Read service. 

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Gateshead Council will also be offering a free events online programme for junior library members with an event taking place each Monday

Book a place

Monday 20 July -  Sweet Science with Big Science 

Monday 27 July - Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million 

Monday 3 August - Craig Bradley Fun with Words 

Monday 10 August - Kitchen Chemistry with Big Science 

Monday 17 August - Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million 

Monday 24 August - Craig Bradley Fun with Words 

 

Summer Reading Challenge 2020
15 July 2020

Young people across Gateshead are being encouraged to get silly over the school holidays by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. 

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year to encourage children and young people to read while not in school and this year the theme is Silly Squad. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the 2020 challenge will be an online event with plenty of activities to keep youngsters entertained over the holidays. 

Join the Summer Reading Challenge

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said "We know that enjoyment from reading can help to improve many areas of a child's life and the summer reading challenge is a great way to encourage children to read with lots of fun activities to take part in. It's great that books can now be borrowed from our libraries with Ring and Read or downloaded from Borrowbox so there is a fantastic selection of books for young people to try. 

"The last few months have been a challenging time for families so hopefully this will be lots of fun for our young people over the summer holidays." 

From Monday children across Gateshead can collect their Summer Reading Challenge collectors card from libraries offering the Ring and Read service. 

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Gateshead Council will also be offering a free events online programme for junior library members with an event taking place each Monday

Book a place

Monday 20 July -  Sweet Science with Big Science 

Monday 27 July - Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million 

Monday 3 August - Craig Bradley Fun with Words 

Monday 10 August - Kitchen Chemistry with Big Science 

Monday 17 August - Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million 

Monday 24 August - Craig Bradley Fun with Words 

 

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