Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019 for children from 4 to 12 years old.
Looking for ways to keep your child reading over summer? Join the library’s Summer Reading Challenge and they will have lots of fun along the way!
The Summer Reading Challenge is a national initiative to encourage primary age children to continue to read throughout the summer holidays. Research has shown that the Summer Reading Challenge improves children’s enjoyment of reading, as well as their reading range, confidence and motivation and it helps prevent the summer holiday dip in literacy skills.
This year the theme is Space Chase and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Summer Reading Challenge. Your child can help the super cool Rocket family figure out why books are going missing from the Moon Library – and whether some naughty aliens spotted on a mysterious ship are to blame!
It’s totally FREE and to get started all your child has to do is sign up at their local library and bring their library card. If you are not a member yet, ask a member of Leeds Libraries’ staff – it’s really easy to join!
Children will receive their very own Space Chase mission folder to get them started. They are encouraged to read six library books (or more!) over the holidays to collect special stickers to add to their folder. Once they have collected all the stickers they will have saved the missing books and completed their challenge – earning a certificate and a prize!
You can find out more about this year’s Summer reading challenge here