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Grantham Library to host out-of-this-world summer reading challenge

Grantham Library has joined forces with The Reading Agency to encourage children to get hooked on books by taking part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge.

Co-ordinated by The Reading Challenge, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest library-run reading event and each year thousands of children countrywide take part.

This year’s theme is the ‘Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019’ to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Join the reading challenge at Grantham Library. (13397050)
Join the reading challenge at Grantham Library. (13397050)

Children will be introduced to the Rockets, a futuristic family living in space and on the trail of aliens who keep jumping from one galaxy to another, helping themselves to whatever they like.

Now books have started to disappear from the moon library and the Rockets are on the case.

The challenge is to read six books during the school holidays. Children aged four to 11 years old are invited to take part and they can read anything they like – fact books, stories, joke books or picture books.

Every child joining the challenge will receive a membership pack and a certificate on completion of the challenge.

There will also be a host of free space-themed and craft activities taking place at Grantham Library throughout the

Charlotte Harris, team leader at Grantham Library, is hoping to see many youngsters signing up.

She said: “We’re really excited about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme; Space Chase. The characters in the challenge are great fun so come and meet Nana Whiz and the crew of the alien’s spaceship.

“Library teams have also planned some great spacey crafts and events to inspire children to participate in this Space Chase adventure.The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to help get children hooked on reading and develop a life long love of books. It’s free entertainment too, so what’s not to love?”

Children will be able to sign up from Saturday, July 13 at Grantham Library.

To find out more, pop into the library and ask a member of staff or email the team on grantham.library@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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