New library challenge for Plymouth’s children

Our library service is introducing a new all year round library challenge for children.

The Findalots Library Challenge will launch in all Plymouth libraries during National Libraries Week (8 to 13 October).

Aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds, all children who sign up will receive a special Findalots library card and an activity journal.

Each month they will be encouraged to read and take part in activities that aim to show off the full library offer. They will need to visit the library each month to collect stickers and other prizes for taking part.

Deputy Leader of the Council Pete Smith said “This year we saw over 5,300 children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge and we want to make sure that this enthusiasm and excitement for reading continues throughout the year.

“Lots of parents remember taking part in past library challenges such as the Good Readers’ Circle and Book Track and the Findalots is a 21st Century version, with books and reading at its core, but also highlighting everything the library has to offer.”

“During October we are also giving every year one child in Plymouth a library card which will allow them to borrow books, use computers and Wi-Fi and take part in regular activities including book groups, Code Clubs and Lego Clubs.”

Children can sign up for the challenge from Monday 8 October at any Plymouth Library.