Mini Reading Challenge is up and running

Published Monday, 19th December 2016

Worcestershire Libraries are taking part in the Mini Reading Challenge this festive season.

The Mini-Challenge is run with the aim of encouraging children to keep reading over the Christmas holidays and to visit their local library.

Children simply read three books over the Christmas holidays, update their online profile with the books they have read on the Summer Reading Challenge website and earn a virtual badge and reward video as a prize. Children who complete the Mini-Challenge by reading three library books are also rewarded with a Christmas Mini-Challenge certificate.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities, said: "Following the fantastic success of the recent Summer Reading Challenge, in which we emerged joint top of the West Midlands for the number of children completing the challenge and the number of young volunteers participating, I'm sure everybody is looking forward to the Mini Reading Challenge. This is a great way to keep children and young people reading over Christmas and get them out and visiting their local library.

"I can't think of many better ways to spend the festive season than with family, friends, and a pile of good books. I'd encourage parents and children to get reading and win those badges and certificates!"

The Christmas Mini-Challenge will run online from Monday 12 December 2016 to Friday 6 January 2017.

Books added to the Summer Reading Challenge website during this period will count towards unlocking the Mini-Challenge badge and reward video.