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Jul 16 2013

A Spooky Summer for young people in Harrow libraries

harrow_council_logo2A spine tingling literacy adventure for young people kicked off in Harrow at the weekend.

The ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ sets 12 – 15 year-olds the task of reading six books based on a ‘Creepy House’ theme. A sticker is awarded for each one they complete. Anyone brave enough to read six books will be awarded a special medal and a certificate. They will also be entered into a competition to win a whole range of book related prizes.

Young people can join in at their local library from Saturday 13th July and have until September 14th to read six books from a set list. They can explore titles including ‘Red Eyes at Night’, ‘The Vampire Hunters and’ ‘Terror in the Attic’ as well as encountering many well known authors such as Roald Dahl and Chris Riddell, as well as footballer Frank Lampard’s first book.

Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Cultural Services, Cllr Nizam Ismail, said: “Supporting child literacy is crucial in helping our young people to develop into successful adults. The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic way to catch the reading bug and explore our libraries over the holiday period. The only question is whether our young people have the courage to read six spooky books.”

For more information, including the opportunity to meet some of the authors and find out what everyone is reading, visit www.creepy-house.org.uk.

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