A Mythical Maze awaits reading challenge contenders

CabChrisDowling (Small)A LABYRINTH full of fascinating creatures from the world of legend and mythology awaits youngsters who take on the summer reading challenge.

Children aged four to 11 can negotiate a Mythical Maze by enjoying books borrowed from their local library during the summer break.

The Summer Reading Challenge sets youngsters the challenge of reading six books during the holidays, rewarding them with themed stickers, a certificate and a medal for those who finish.

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

Cllr Chris Dowling, county council lead member for community services, said: “Reading fuels the imagination, but a six week break from school can have an impact on children’s reading skills. The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way for youngsters to keep their literacy skills sharp.”

Children can choose books that interest them as there is no set reading list and those who are not yet reading on their own can take part by sharing books or using audio books.

The reading challenge, which began on July 12, ends on Saturday, September 13, and young people can get involved by visiting their local library. Some libraries in the county may also be holding Summer Reading Challenge events.

To find out more, visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/libraries/childrenslibrary/whatson/summer
Alternatively call call 0345 60 80 196.