Children are invited to become detectives and help the Animal Agents at Crewkerne Library, during the school Summer holidays. This year’s theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Animal Antics, illustrated by the best selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross. Children can sign up for the reading challenge from Saturday July 15th at their local library. As children read their chosen books, they will receive stickers, some with mysterious smells but all with clues leading to solving cases such as ‘who has painted graffiti on the library wall’ and the ‘missing lunch’. By collecting these clues in their detective folder, the young readers will help the Animal Agents (library staff) to find out what’s been going on behind the scenes.
Animal Agents at Crewkerne Library in Falkland Square, will be holding two special competitions; A Bunting Challenge inviting children to decorate a piece of bunting with their favourite book character and a New Librarians’ Uniform Challenge, to design a new outfit for the librarian – the more imaginative, the better! Crewkerne Library will also be running a Treasure Hunt and a variety of drop in craft sessions, during the six week school holidays.
Last year over 7,000 children, across Somerset, took part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Somerset Libraries would love to hear from young people aged 13 years and over, who would like to volunteer and help the Animal Agents, with creating displays for the library walls, assisting at craft activities and helping the children to find the books they will enjoy reading. This is an ideal opportunity for a young person to gain voluntary experience or for an adult to share their love of reading. To find out more about volunteering, during the Summer holidays, please ask at your local library or visitwww.somersetvolunteer.co.uk/summer-reading-challenge.