A picture of Kate holding children
A picture of Kate holding children's' books for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Kate is showing her support for the Summer Reading Challenge on a visit to Partington Library next week.

The Summer Reading Challenge, which began on 14 July 2018, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday.

Children can read whatever they like – fiction, fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library.

Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there’s a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge. There are even medals for children who read the most books!

On Friday 27 July at 12.15pm Kate is visiting Partington Library along with Cllr Adele New for a celebration of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Kate will be donating some children’s books to the library and is looking forward to hearing about what children are planning to read over the summer. All primary school-age children and their parents are welcome to attend.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place across all libraries in Trafford, is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence.

Kate said, “I hope parents, grandparents and carers in across Trafford will take their children to their local library over the summer to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge.  It’s free, inclusive and, most importantly, makes reading fun.

“Last year nearly 2,000 children in Trafford took part in the Summer Reading Challenge. I hope we can increase that number this year and remind local libraries what a valuable asset they are to us and our community.

“On Friday 27 July I’ll be at Partington Library to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge – why not come along, say hello and pick up some books to read for over the summer?”

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