26 August 2021
Jersey Library is encouraging all the Island's primary school children to join the Summer Reading Challenge as it reaches the halfway point.
The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event which encourages children to read six books during the summer holidays. For every book they read, children are given a sticker and those that complete the challenge will receive a medal and certificate.
This year the Challenge runs up until Saturday 25 September, meaning there is still time for children to read six books (from the library, home or elsewhere), collect stickers and claim their certificate and medal.
Challenge maps are available from the Town, Mobile and Communicare libraries for children who don't already have one and would like to start the challenge. The Library is also offering a 'take-away' option, for households who would prefer to complete the challenge entirely at home.
Over 1,500 children have already started the Challenge, with hundreds more joining every week.
Library Team Leader, Linne Omissi, said: "There's still time to start this year's challenge and read six books before the end of September. This is an exciting opportunity for children to get more involved with reading.
"The Challenge is completely free, thanks to the generous support of the Association of Jersey Charities (via an award from the National Emergencies Trust) and we are very grateful to the help given by volunteers from Every Child Our Future, who are working alongside the Library team to listen to children talking about the books they have been reading.
"Children can use their free Library memberships to borrow books from the library. I encourage everyone who hasn't started yet to pick a book up and take part in this fun challenge!"