Reading Challenge 2013 – Creepy House
The Summer Reading Challenge gets thousands of
children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence
during the long holidays.
In collaboration with the British-based Reading
Agency, Clare County Library will have a starter pack and lots
of incentives to see children through the six book challenge.
The theme for the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge
is Creepy House, and all promotional materials are illustrated
by award winning children’s author, Chris Riddell.
There's a spine-tingling adventure waiting for children when they
take part in this summer’s challenge. They can join in the
adventurers as they explore the Creepy House, simply by reading
six books from the library. They can discover the secrets of Creepy
House and meet some of the hair-raising residents!
Library staff are confident that Clare’s children are brave
enough to explore The Awful Upstairs, The Gruesome Ground Floor
and The Spine-tingling Cellar!
The theme ties into publishing trends for books
that thrill children without being too scary. It is also a theme
which will appeal to a wide age range and to both genders. And
if something creepy is not what you’re looking for, you
are free to simply choose your favourite reads including, fact
books, joke books, picture books, just as long as they are borrowed
from the library.
Every time your child finishes a book they get stickers and rewards
and there's a certificate for everyone that finishes at a fun
entertainment evening for all participants in five main branch
libraries in the Autumn.
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to have
maximum child appeal. It is not a competition but a personal challenge
within a particular time frame which offers reading inspiration
and incentives to encourage children to use their local libraries.