Summer Reading Challenge Is Underway

Issued: Monday 15 August 2016 

THE Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays and this year’s challenge is underway in Lincs Inspire libraries.

This year the Summer Reading Challenge is called The Big Friendly Read, celebrating 100 years of the wonderful writer Roald Dahl and his gloriumptious stories!

To complete the challenge children will need to read six books borrowed from the library over the holiday, earning a prize for each book. Once they have finished the challenge they will be given a medal and a certificate.  And as an added bonus, children who complete the challenge will also be invited to a celebration party at Grimsby Auditorium on the Sunday 25 September.

Children can still register for the challenge at Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Immingham and Waltham libraries!

There are a number of events being held at the libraries and in other locations to support the challenge throughout the holiday.

Big Friendly Reads are being held in Cleethorpes on Friday 19 & 26 August from 2pm to 4pm where youngsters and their families can hear extracts of the BFG and other stories being read and make sand sculptures based around the characters in Roald Dahl stories.

There’ll also be the opportunity to imagine you’re Willy Wonka and build a model chocolate factory at Grimsby Library on 17 August and Waltham Library on 18 August from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

If you’re feeling peckish, there’ll be the opportunity to make some revolting recipes within Lincs Inspire’s Libraries later in the month.

For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge and events please contact Lawrence Dunn (01472) 323621 or