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Reading to your child makes all the difference

Saturday 25th July 2015

Libraries NI are inviting children aged 4 and above to take part in the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge during July and August. This has been organised by The Reading Agency, the theme of the challenge is Record Breakers and libraries across Northern Ireland are encouraging young readers to explore some of the astonishing real–life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Reading to your child makes all the difference

Libraries NI are inviting children aged 4 and above to take part in the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge during July and August. This has been organised by The Reading Agency, the theme of the challenge is Record Breakers and libraries across Northern Ireland are encouraging young readers to explore some of the astonishing real–life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. Children can sign up at Bangor Carnegie Library and set their personal reading goal – anything between 2 and 25 books. They can collect stickers, activity sheets and other rewards along the way. Children can log the books they have read, and they can also find fantastic new books to read, recommended by other children.

Cllr Peter Martin

“Many people are aware of my ongoing work to tackle educational underachievement. One of the most important things a parent can do to develop their own child’s reasoning and literacy is simply just to read to them. Fifteen minutes every night can make a huge difference for children as they develop from a young age. Lucy and I read every night and this great initiative by Libraries NI makes it all easier and more fun for the her. My daughter actually said to me when we got back in the car after leaving the Library ‘Daddy when can we go back there again, that was so much fun’ – that’s a real, direct quote! The challenge runs throughout the summer – why not take a little time, go down and get signed up this week.”

Julie Reid [Manager Libraries NI]

 “Children and adults love the annual Summer Reading Challenge, as not only is it free, but everyone can see the difference the challenge makes to children’s reading. Last year, over 250 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in Bangor Carnegie Library, lets break that record this year!”

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