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Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge in Leicestershire Libraries is called The Big Friendly Read, inspired by Roald Dahl’s books.

Children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence.

Children from 3-12 years will be able to join the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge in all Leicestershire Libraries from July 9th and explore some of the themes in Roald Dahl’s books: mischief, invention, adventure, wordplay, child champions and friendship.

Children will collect limited edition Quentin Blake collector cards and incentives and be rewarded with a medal and certificate as they read 6 library books or library e-books and complete the challenge.

Once you have signed up at one of our libraries you can join in online at where you can play games, read book reviews and much more.

Children participating in the challenge can also get themselves free* entry into Bosworth Battlefield and The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath.

Also look out for ticketed children's events during the summer.

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*Terms and Conditions apply, see the website for details.

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