The theme this year is mischief makers and is based on Dennis the Menace and the Beano. Children are encouraged to read any 6 books over the summer holidays. They can choose any books they want. Tilly isn't a very confident reader and so she can choose a book that suits her ability or choose a non fiction book about something she finds interesting with more pictures in.
If they take their reading record sheet into the library after they have read 2 book, they will receive a book mark, after 4 books they will receive more goodies and after their 6th book they will receive a medal to celebrate their success.
My local library is also holding a competition between the local schools and the school who reads the most books collectively with win a trophy. Surprisingly the school that won last year was one of the smaller schools in the area.
I remember taking part in the library reading challenge when I was a child and I really wanted that medal so it did encourage me to read more and it was something that I carried on after doing the summer had ended.
So why not take your children to your local library this summer and encourage them to get lost in a few good books this summer. For more information pop into your local library.