Uckfield Library involved in summer reading challenge

Uckfield Library is involved in a summer reading challenge which also marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl.

The theme of this year’s challenge is ‘The Big Friendly Read’ and children aged from four to 11 will be given a special collector’s folder which they can complete by earning six special cards. All they have to do is borrow and read six books during the summer.

The cards explore some of the most popular themes in Dahl’s work, and feature artwork by his principal illustrator, and East Sussex resident, Sir Quentin Blake.

The challenge runs until Saturday, September 10.

Cllr Chris Dowling, East Sussex County Council lead member for community services, said: “Each year, the Summer Reading Challenge does a great job in getting children involved with their local library, fuelling their love of reading and encouraging them to keep up with their reading during the holidays.

“This year’s event should be even more special than usual, as it is centred around the tales of an author who has inspired generations of children and adults, and the artwork of an illustrator who has done so much to bring his stories to life.”

Children can sign up to The Big Friendly Read by visiting Uckfield Library, while more information is available online or by downloading the Big Friendly Read app.

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