The Big Friendly Read is celebrating 100 years of the world’s greatest storyteller, Roald Dahl, and is aimed at 4-11 year olds.
It is simple and fun! Children sign up at their local library, and then read six library books to gain a medal and certificate, collecting limited edition Quentin Blake cards along the way – all for FREE!
After reading their 1st book children can enter a competition to win prizes ranging from books, to vouchers donated from local businesses. After 2 books they can get a wristband (subject to availability) and after 5 books they will receive a voucher for one free rental of one of our children’s DVDs.
On days you can’t get to the library, there is still The Big Friendly Read website, (www.bigfriendlyread.org.uk ) with so much for children to discover Children can keep a record of their Challenge, recommend books and decide what to read next using the Book Sorter.
The Roald Dahl Museum has kindly offered free weekend entry to EVERY child who is taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge during the summer holiday period (25 June to 4 September).
The Challenge runs from Saturday 16 July until Sunday 4 September 2016.
For more information and to find activities at your local library over the summer, keep an eye on our blog: www.swindonlibraries.wordpress.com
The Big Friendly Read is produced by The Reading Agency, and delivered by libraries. Any queries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or ask at your local library.