Tag Archives : Summer Reading Challenge

Plymouth school pupils meet comedian and author Julian Clary

Comedian and children’s author Julian Clary visited on Friday for an event at the Guildhall organised by our Library Service to Schools. Julian was talking about his series of books featuring The Bolds, about a family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in an ordinary suburban street. Over 800 children attended the event, which also […]

Julian Clary talking to children at Plymouth Guildhall

Summer reading challenge volunteers needed

Our library service is looking for volunteers to help get children reading this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year and encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the summer holidays collecting rewards and prizes along the way. Last year over 4000 children in Plymouth took part. The theme […]

Big Friendly Read a big hit

More than 4,000 Plymouth children signed up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Big Friendly Read is celebrating 100 years of the world’s greatest storyteller, Roald Dahl and children have until Saturday 17 September to read their six books. Our libraries staff are encouraging everyone to finish so they can be presented with a medal […]

Still time to sign up for Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

More than 3,000 children in Plymouth have signed up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge so far – and there’s still time to join in. Organised by The Reading Agency in partnership with local libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge encourages four to 11-year-olds to read six or more library books or eBooks during the school summer […]

Mayflower Academy Primary go mad for Mythical Maze

Young readers from Mayflower Academy Primary School have won £50 worth of books from Plymouth City Council’s library service to schools. The school won the prize for the biggest increase in the number of pupils taking part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge. Children were set the challenge of joining their local library and reading […]

Young readers invited to step into the Mythical Maze this summer

There’s an a’maze’ing challenge in store for young readers at Plymouth’s libraries this summer. Children aged between four and 12 are being invited to step into the ‘Mythical Maze’ and read at least six books or e-books over the school holiday, collecting scratch-and-sniff stickers, games and wristbands along the way. There’s a poster to help track […]