Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge

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8 July 2021

Image of three children reading outside in the gardenChildren across Powys are encouraged to join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how they can make a difference to the environment too.

This year, The Reading Agency have partnered with WWF for a nature-themed challenge featuring amazing books and plenty of ideas on how to take care of our environment.

There are three ways to get involved:

  • Sign up online for the digital challenge: www.wildworldheroes.org.uk Choose six books you are going to read. These can be your own books at home or e-books/e-audio books from Powys Library's Borrowbox site - library.bolindadigital.com/powys
  • Order books through the library's order and collect service: Go to en.powys.gov.uk/orderandcollectbooks or phone 01874 612394 to register for the challenge and order six books. Book bags can be collected from Order & Collect libraries across Powys, and there are also community drop off points in other areas.
  • Visit your local library in person: Register for the challenge and choose your six books from the wide selection available.

Cllr Rachel Powell, Portfolio holder for Young People, Culture and Leisure, said: "The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to get children and young people interested in reading for pleasure and keeping reading skills on track over the school holidays.

"This year's theme encourages conversations about climate change and tackling real-world environmental issues, from plastic pollution and deforestation to wildlife decline and nature loss.

"The summer holidays are an ideal time, to enjoy the outdoors and make the most of our green spaces, whilst reading about our wildlife and the environment."

The reading challenge is aimed at children aged between four and 11 years.

Powys Libraries have a variety of books available for the challenge, in English and Welsh, including picture books, quick reads, story books, non-fiction books and comic books.

Once signed up to the challenge, each child will receive a free collector's folder and once they have read their 6 books will receive their stickers to complete the folder.

Everyone who completes their personal reading challenge at the end of the summer, will receive a certificate and a medal.

For more information, visit https://en.powys.gov.uk/summerreadingchallenge or contact the library service on library@powys.gov.uk or 01874 612394.

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