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Still time to join 7,000 Suffolk children on reading challenge

Thursday, 25th August 2011.

Children across Suffolk are being urged to join thousands of others and sign up and complete this year’s summer reading challenge, Circus Stars.

The Circus Stars summer reading challenge, being run by Suffolk libraries, has already smashed last year’s record with almost 7,000 young people having signed up to take part in the challenge.

However, more children need to see the challenge through to the end so they can receive their medal and certificate.

The reading challenge is a national initiative which encourages children to keep up with their reading over the summer.

It’s the perfect summer activity that will keep children occupied while helping to maintain reading standards during the school holidays, and it doesn’t cost a penny to take part.

Children read six library books of their choice, collecting rewards and incentives along the way including bookmarks, stickers and other fun prizes.

Every child who completes the challenge will be presented with a medal and certificate at a ceremony in their local library in September and can enter into a prize draw to win a signed Guy Bass book.

Cllr Judy Terry, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet lead for libraries said: “The summer reading challenge is a great way of encouraging children to keep up with their reading over the summer holiday. Last year nearly 4,000 Suffolk children completed the Space Hop Challenge and this year our target is even higher.

“I’d really like to encourage children to complete the challenge as it gives a real sense of achievement when they are presented with their medal and certificate at the end.

“Children can also use their completion of the reading challenge as an accreditation towards gaining certificates through the Suffolk Children’s University.”

This year’s reading challenge has been well received by parents, grandparents, carers and children themselves.

It’s not too late to sign up and take on the challenge, as it runs until Sunday, September 11. Keen readers can register at their local library.

Once they have registered, participants can take part online too, by reading eBooks and submitting reviews of the books they’ve read via the website: http://suffolkreads.onesuffolk.net/home/do-the-reading-challenge-online/

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