All libraries in Cambridgeshire will be hosting the Story Lab Reading Challenge this summer. The Reading Challenge aims to keep children reading during the summer holidays and every child who reads six books or more will receive a certificate and medal at special presentation ceremonies in September.
When children sign up, they will receive their own 3D model laboratory where they can keep track of their reading progress. As they read, they collect stickers (some with "scratch and sniff" panels) to give them a real sense of achievement as they work their way through the bronze, silver and gold stages. Many libraries will have "Reading buddies" on hand to help and encourage children and there will be a range of exciting supporting activities.
Children can sign up for free at their local library from Monday 16 July, and last year over 6,500 Cambridgeshire children took part. See www.cambridgeshire.net for more activities.