A record number of children have taken part in this year’s Suffolk Libraries Summer Reading Challenge — with a number of presentations to be held across the Diss Express area.
This year’s theme of ‘Record Breakers’ has been particularly apt, with about 8,200 children taking part, 100 more than last year, and makes it the third year running that numbers taking part has increased.
A national literacy campaign organised by The Reading Agency and run in libraries, it aims is to encourage 4-11 year-olds to read up to six library books throughout the summer holidays to maintain reading skills.
Alison Wheeler, General Manager of Suffolk Libraries, said: “The summer holidays are one of the busiest times of year for libraries as we get right behind the Summer Reading Challenge and organise a range of events and activities to bring children’s books to life and in many cases introduce young children to their first experience of their local library and the magic of books.”
On Sunday, September 20 at noon at Eye Library, the presentation will be made by Guy McGregor, county councillor for the town, while at Debenham Library at 2pm on the same day, Suffolk County Councillor Matthew Hicks will be handing out the prizes.
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