Council’s challenge to young readers

Libraries across Lincolnshire have thrown down the gauntlet for the county’s children by challenging them to read six books during their summer holidays.

Kids aged between 4 and 12 have six weeks to complete the free Summer Reading Challenge – with fantastic prizes on offer for those who reach the target.

Every child who reads six books gets a special certificate marking their achievement and will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle e-ink, iPod Nano or £50 book voucher.

Parents who support their child through the challenge will also be entered into a draw to win a Kobo. Prizes are courtesy of Lincolnshire Co-op.

Coun Nick Worth, executive member of libraries, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a lot of fun for both children and their parents or carers.

“It helps keep kids entertained and maintains their literacy skills during the school break, and it gives adults a great opportunity to share time with their young ones through storytelling.”

The children’s reading challenge also coincides with a similar project for adults with reading difficulties - the ‘Six Book Challenge‘.