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Children can sign up at their local library from July 1st 2009 and all materials are absolutely free.
The 2009 Summer Reading Challenge has a fantasy theme. Called Quest Seekers, it will take young readers into a mysterious and wondrous land where they can discover the joy of reading and nurture a life-long love affair with reading and books.
The adventure starts in their local library, where young Quest Seekers are challenged to complete three stages to their quest. They will be issued with promotional materials including stickers, bookmarks, magic pens etc. as they read through the Summer.
An interactive Quest Seekers website will launch in mid June (www.questseekers.org.uk) linking children with top authors and illustrators, and giving them space to talk about their favourite books and take part in on-line Quest Seeker games and activities.
Quest Seekers also promotes their local library as a place of wonder for children, where librarians can offer them invaluable advice and guidance to help them through their quest.
Clare County Library invites parents and teachers to help children become more enthusiastic about reading, maintain their reading level in the term ahead and return to school feeling confident and ready to learn more.
Through this fun exercise Library staff hope to build on the love of reading that has been fostered in co-operation with schools during term time and to continue the promotion of books and libraries as an enjoyable and worthwhile activity throughout the summer.
Promotional Materials for the
Packs contain super-sized fold-out posters with 18+ font size and large stickers. Visually impaired certificates are over-brailled and Braille handout sheets with instructions are included.
Clare County Library invites parents
of visually impaired children to request these special packs at their
local library. The supply of these materials is in keeping with Clare
County Council’s promotion of positive actions to achieve equality
of access to all services.