Posted: Thu 30th Jun 2016

The Big Friendly Read – Fun Day At Aberystwyth And Lampeter Libraries /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 30th, 2016

As part of the annual Summer Reading Challenge, Aberystwyth and Lampeter libraries in Ceredigion are giving every family the chance to take part and get involved with their local library in a Fun Day on Saturday 9 July 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays and anyone can sign up in their local library. The aim of the challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice form their local library during the summer holidays. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Every year there’s a different theme – this years’ theme is The Big Friendly Read, linking up to the global year-long Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, honouring the world’s No.1 storyteller. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Delyth Huws, Plant Ceredigion Librarian said: “Reading for pleasure is very important to a child’s success and development and the Summer Reading Challenge is a perfect way to stretch your child’s reading skills, as well as a chance for them to win some great prizes over the summer.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Libraries all over the UK will be taking part and if you live in Ceredigion, both Aberystwyth and Lampeter libraries are taking part and are holding fun days to include craft activities and story times for visitors. Aberystwyth Library Fun Day will take place on Saturday 9 July from 10am – 1pm, and Lampeter Library Fun Day will take place on Saturday 9 July from 10am-12noon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be the chance for children to win special prizes – donated by local businesses and organisations – from Ceredigion Libraries as part of the ‘Gold Ticket’ scheme. Prizes include a child ticket to see the film BFG in the Commodore Cinema in Aberystwyth, a family ticket to see James and the Giant Peach in the Arts Centre, and a £5 voucher for Mollie’s Sweetshop in Aberystwyth, as well as other prizes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Dafydd Edwards, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Customer Services, said: “With the summer holidays just around the corner this is the perfect opportunity for families and children to come together and take up this simple and fun challenge.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to 11, and the website can help you keep track of your child’s reading all year round. You can also find new books to read and take part in competitions and play games. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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