Circus Stars is this year’s easy to take part in Summer Reading Challenge™ – just read six books during the summer through your local library.
Children are given a 3-dimensional stage and a set of incentives to collect as they read, with a certificate and medal for those that successfully complete the challenge.
Last year children read 9,232 books through the summer as part of the challenge. This year library staff want children to read 10,000 books and their progress will be regularly updated on Twitter.
Jake the Juggler will be launching the event outside Central Library with a short circus show and a circus workshop on Saturday 23 July, 11am.
To get things going, children will receive a two for the price of one voucher for swimming at a Swindon pool after they have read three books.
There will also be a library card amnesty and fines will be waived on children’s library cards during the months of July and August.
In August children can put their arty side to the test with some big top craft sessions – local libraries will be advertising details.
Librarians and volunteers will be on hand to guide children through the hoops of reading, and an interactive Circus Stars website links children with top authors and illustrators whilst giving them time to talk about their favourite books and share reading ideas.
Enrolment starts from Saturday 16 July and Circus Stars tumbles into action on Saturday 23 July.