Itís not too late to join in summer reading fun

Date Released - 03/08/2017

CHILDREN have been showing off top investigative skills in Tameside Libraries’ Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge activities.

They have been taking part in treasure hunts, games and crafts and unravelling mysteries as part of the challenge, which is open to all Tameside children aged four to 11.

The free fun activities, which are taking place in libraries throughout the summer holidays, have already got the thumbs up from local parents.

Danielle Noble, from Audenshaw, said: “We’ve not done anything like this before but my two have really enjoyed it. They like the activities such as the treasure hunt – something to get them thinking and keep them active.”

James Hood, from Godley, said: “It helps get my son interested in libraries and makes them fun. It always kills a couple of hours in the holidays, which always helps.”

Organised by the Reading Agency and the public libraries network, the Summer Reading Challenge is simple and fun. Children are encouraged to read six library books over the school holiday with a bookmark to encourage them, smelly stickers to collect along the way, and a keyring, certificate and medal for those who complete the process. There’s a website and app to add to the fun, too.

This year, every child who manages all six books will also be entered into a prize draw sponsored by Active Tameside for the chance to win an experience for eight people at Sky High Adventure, Total Adrenaline, Hyde Leisure Pool or iPlay Zone.

For full details of all the activities see


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