Libraries Executive Member Cllr Greg White said: “Registering children for the Summer Reading Challenge is a great way for parents and guardians to help them maintain their reading levels. The Gadgeteers theme is a wonderful way to help children see the importance of science in our daily lives.
Children can choose from a wide range of books at the library or download them as e-books from the online catalog. There are many new books on science and inventions, but readers can choose from six library books to count toward the challenge.
A program of events for families supporting the challenge includes trash modeling, Lego sessions, science workshops, arts and crafts sessions, storytelling and theater performances. More details are available at libraries, on library Facebook pages and via schools.
Karen Napier, CEO of Reading Agency, said: “We are truly delighted to partner with the Science Museum Group for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Through our broader work with children and the STEM program, we know that reading and science go hand in hand. We are sure the Gadgeteers theme will inspire the creativity of kids across the country to use their innovation and imagination.
The challenge runs until Saturday, September 10, so there’s still plenty of time to register.
More details – summerreadingchallenge.org.uk