A-maze-ing response to the summer reading challenge

Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Challenge

Over 1,450 children across East Dunbartonshire grabbed the chance to get wrapped up in books in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Run by East Dunbartonshire Library Services in partnership with the Reading Agency and sponsorship by Tesco Bank Scotland, the challenge involved children reading six books during the summer holidays.

This year’s theme, ‘Mythical Maze’, was illustrated by award-winning artist Sarah McIntyre and invited children to discover more about myths and legends from all over the world.

All those who completed the challenge received a certificate and were presented with a medal at their local library.

There were also Reading Champion Awards, engraved free of charge by Timpsons in Kirkintilloch, for those who inspired others to read or who made an extra effort.

Scott Hill, chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, said: “Almost 1,500 children reading almost 8,500 books is a fantastic response to the challenge and demonstrates that a love of books is alive and well in East Dunbartonshire.

“Initiatives like this also help children get into the habit of using a community resource which has great social benefits too.”