30 June 2021
Over the next few weeks, Jersey Library will be sending out free library memberships to all primary school children. Children are then encouraged to use the cards to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.
The 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.
In an aim to boost children's reading and improve literacy skills, this year's challenge will start before the end of term and will finish on 25 September.
Children will receive a collector poster at school on the theme of Wild World Heroes. After each book, children will need to visit the library to talk about them with staff and collect their stickers.
Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Scott Wickenden, said: "This is an exciting opportunity for children to get more involved with reading. They will have extra time this year to read their books and the challenge can be started in school before the summer holidays.
"Last year, over 1,700 children took part and we are hoping this year, as restrictions ease, more and more children will take advantage of their free memberships."
Children can collect books from the Jersey Library, Communicare, and the Mobile Library when they have their memberships and can also start collecting their stickers from next week."