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North Watford Library expecting hundreds to enter Summer Reading Challenge 

 Published on: 1st July 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

This July brings the 20th anniversary of The Summer Reading Challenge which will be taking place at North Watford Library. 

The event which runs across libraries all over the country aims at keeping children interested in reading during their summer holidays whilst making it fun. 

Once signed up, children have to read six books from the library while visiting three times throughout their time off. 

Commemorating 50 years since man landed on the mood, this year’s theme is based around the Space Chase. 

Jane Gaskell, who works at North Watford Library, said it is great for everyone who takes part. 

She said: “It makes it fun for them and the reading makes them enthusiastic. If they complete the challenge they get a space pack, a certificate and a medal at the ceremony. 

“Last year we had 593 children so it is very busy. 330 completed the challenge – it is like Christmas for the library.”

To advertise the event, people from the library have been going around to schools in the area which has shown a lot of interest.

With the hundreds of kids who take part, Jane said the library sees a number of volunteers from the community take part which is a massive help. 

To find out more about volunteering or joining the challenge visit their website or head down to the library on St Albans Road, WD24 7RW. 

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