Circus fun with the Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s circus-themed Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) kicks off on Saturday 16 July and Merton’s libraries are calling for children aged four to 11 to join in.

For every child who has ever wanted to tame lions, walk a tightrope or perform in the big top, the summer reading challenge will be packed with fun circus themed events to support young readers.

The ‘Circus stars’ challenge asks children aged four to 11 to read six books over the summer holidays. There are prizes to be won for those who meet the challenge. Almost 3,000 Merton children signed up last year and this year is predicted to be bigger and better than ever.

Each library is hosting a range of events throughout the summer, including treasure hunts, circus themed craft sessions and much more. Pop into your local library or visit Merton’s website to find out the times and dates of the many free events held as part of the summer reading challenge.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Martin Whelton said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to make reading fun and entertaining for young children, with lots of free events across the borough all summer. Merton’s libraries are full of exciting children’s books and I look forward to seeing more children enjoying learning.”

For more information visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/summerreading.

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Leoni Munslow

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London Borough of Merton

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