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Beccles Library gets set for launch of reading challenge

PUBLISHED: 11:32 15 July 2016

Amelia, Arietty and Madeleine Goodwin with Jack Corman getting ready for the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Amelia, Arietty and Madeleine Goodwin with Jack Corman getting ready for the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge.

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The Summer Reading Challenge is once again taking place in libraries across Suffolk, and children can sign up at Beccles Library from tomorrow.

Last year 800,000 children took part across the UK with over 8,200 youngsters signing up in Suffolk, making it the county’s most successful year. This year’s challenge has a Roald Dahl theme and will feature some of his best-loved characters and the amazing artwork of his illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.

The challenge runs throughout the summer holidays, from tomorrow to September 3. It encourages children to read six or more library books of their choice with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate or medal for every child who reads all six. Children can sign up at their local library and it is free to join.

Libraries will also be running the ImagiNation project, open to anyone aged between 11 and 18, which offers an ImagiNation logbook with activities.

Beccles Library is still looking for volunteers to help run the reading challenge and anyone aged 13 and over can help. Anyone who is interested can visit the library in Blyburgate, call 01502 714073 or suffolklibraries.co.uk/src

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