06/07/2021 - Permalink

Children are invited to join the Wild World Heroes on a reading adventure in Shropshire libraries

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Shropshire Libraries are calling for children to sign up to the Wild World Heroes Reading Adventure for the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read library books over the summer.  The theme for 2021 is Wild World Heroes, sponsored by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), where the children can help save Wilderville by reading six items (books, audiobooks, articles, poems etc.) and collecting the prizes for progressing through the challenge, finishing with a medal and a certificate.

To take part in the Wild World Heroes reading challenge all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library – it’s free.

Wild World Heroes Reading Challenge 2021

Wild World Heroes Reading Adventure

Councillor Cecilia Motely, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, place, tourism and transport, said:

This is a wonderful opportunity for libraries to welcome children and families back into their spaces.  The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic way for children to continue reading through the school holidays.  So many children love taking part in the Challenge and I am sure this year’s will be as fun and exciting as ever with its celebration of our wild world and how we can look after it.”

Events are planned in all Shropshire libraries this summer.  Thanks to Veolia libraries are able to offer online workshops with children’s authors Korky Paul (Winnie the Witch) and Andy Seed (Interview with a Tiger).

People should visit https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/library-events/ to book their place on these exciting workshops and other activities in their local library. They can also keep an eye out for activities, an online quiz and events run by artists and wordsmiths on the @ShropLibraries Twitter feed.

Parents and carers can rise to the challenge by joining Shropshire Summer Reads.

Registering for this challenge is easy, people can just visit: https://shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-from-home/shropshire-summer-reads/ to find a simple joining form or pop into a library for an entry form. Completed entries will be entered in a prize draw for Samsung Galaxy tablets and gift cards worth £25 and £10, kindly sponsored by Veolia and library friends groups across the county.

The Summer Reading Challenge website www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk can also support children with their reading adventure, featuring video content, games, quizzes, digital and downloadable activities to get children excited about taking part in the Challenge at home as well as in the library.

For more information, people can contact the libraries at libraries@shropshire.gov.uk or visit the Shropshire Libraries website https://shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/