Get set for a ‘record breaking’ summer in Knowsley’s libraries

Published on: Thursday, 02-July-2015

Come rain or shine there’s plenty to keep the children entertained in Knowsley’s libraries over the school summer holidays.

Pupils can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge from 11 July. Simply register at any Knowsley library and then read any six library books, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way – all for FREE! Everyone who reads all six books will receive a medal and certificate.

The theme this year is ‘Record Breakers’, and the libraries will have a range of collections to help young readers discover some weird, wonderful and wacky records from around the world, although children can read any books borrowed from the library to complete the challenge.Pupils from Halewood Church of England Primary School with their Knowsley Summer Reading Challenge 2015 books

Pupils from Halewood Church of England Primary School have been allowed a sneak-preview of the 2015 Record Breakers book collections after collecting last year’s trophy for the school with the most children completing the challenge.  This is what they had to say:

Sammy, Year 1
World’s Fastest by Anne Rooney
“I’ve learnt lots about all the fastest things in the world; the fastest human, the fastest car and the fastest train!”

Bobby, Year 5
100 Most Deadly Things On The Planet by Anna Claybourne
“I was surprised to learn how fatal food can be if it’s not cooked properly and that the Great White Shark is less deadly than the Indian Taipan snake!”

Molly, Year 6
Fun Facts & Silly Stories 2 (Ripley's Believe It or Not!) by Camilla de La Bedoyere
“The way the book is written really appeals to young people and the layout is very creative with quotes in speech bubbles and lots of great pictures.”

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said:

“The Summer Reading Challenge is a fabulous initiative to encourage children and families into the library over the school holidays, and to make reading a fun part of the summer break.”

The Library Service will also be hosting a variety of ‘Record Breakers’ themed activities to keep the children entertained over the school holidays including story times, crafts and games.

For more information or to register your child on the Summer Reading Challenge please contact your local Knowsley library.

Pupils from Halewood Church of England Primary School with their Knowsley Summer Reading Challenge 2015 books