Summer Reading Programme

Published on 08 November 2018

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It is well recognised that children’s reading levels can often slip over the summer when they are on holiday. Halting the summer slide can be as simple as encouraging kids to read five books over the summer break.

The library does its part by providing a free reading focused programme during the summer holidays. All that is required is to be a member of the library. The Summer Reading Programme, The Amazing Read, aims to encourage and promote books, libraries, and the fun of reading to children through incentive awards, activities and storytellers.

“The Amazing Read” is offered to children aged 3 to 11 and “The Power to Read” Programme is offered to young people aged 11 to 13.  

All of this is offered free of charge from libraries in the Eastern and Central Region thanks to the funding of the Eastern and Central Community Trust. Registrations for the programme take place from 26 November 2018.

The actual programme runs from the 10 December 2018. Pop into your local library or go online for more details.

Thank you to the Eastern and Central Community Trust for funding this programme.