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Winter Reading Challenge is on!

Winter Reading Challenge is on!

03 February 2017
Winter Reading Challenge 2016

Between now and 8 January youngsters aged four to 16 can take part in the Wokingham Borough libraries Winter Reading Challenge to get a collector card and the chance to win a book in a prize draw.


The challenge is free and is open to existing members of Wokingham Borough libraries – if you're not a member it’s easy to join – to read three books to qualify for the prize draw, and perhaps write a book review to go on the Winter Reading Challenge wall.


The winter challenge follows the success of this summer’s ‘Big Friendly Read’ event which saw nearly 2,500 children take part and read six books during the school holiday in return for collectors cards, certificate and a medal.


Nearly 100,500 children’s fiction, non-fiction, audio and e-books were read by the youngsters in Wokingham Borough libraries during the summer challenge.


There were also 120 events with authors, poetry workshops, animal visits, circus workshops, and young volunteer activity sessions. 1,092 children attended these.


“Congratulations to all of the children who took part in making it such a fantastic and successful summer with The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge,” said Cllr Pauline Jorgensen executive member for resident services at Wokingham Borough Council.


“100,478 children’s books borrowed from Wokingham Borough libraries is an incredible figure. The annual summer reading challenge encourages children to continue reading for pleasure during the summer break.  It really helps them keep up with their reading skills when away from the school environment."

Visit our website for more details about Wokingham Borough libraries.