Every summer, children up and down the country take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Organised by our amazing libraries, it is a great way of engaging children with reading over the summer holidays.
My son used to take part when he was younger and now my nephew and niece have taken up the challenge! Children in my class have particularly enjoyed the BFG link this year!
Those who think libraries do not matter to communities should think again. Many children do not have ready access to books at home- and certainly not to the range of reading material available at the moment! I have friends who struggle to keep up with their children's reading demands which is excellent- but expensive! With the library shelves on offer and the excellent guidance of librarians everywhere, it is possible for children to read to their heart's content! For those children whose parents are unable- or unwilling -to buy them books, the library enables them to have the new Robin Stevens, Michelle Robinson or Dave Rudden title- or all three!
So- thank you, librarians, from all us teachers- and parents- who you have helped by keeping our children engaged with books over the summer. A job well done- and one which we are really grateful for! Where would we be without you?