Saturday, July 07, 2007

Galway County Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Galway County Libraries are inviting all children to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge and discover the joy and pleasure of reading. The theme this year is "The Big Wild Read", with an emphasis on nature, the environment and conservation.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place during July and August in all Branch Libraries and Mobile Library. It is free and all children have to do is go along to their local library and get their reading log card. It is not a race or competition, all you have to do is read and enjoy at least six books (more in some Branch Libraries). There are book lists available to help you make your selection. Reading Certificates will be awarded to all children who reach the target of six books.

The Summer Holidays are a great time for children to explore reading for pleasure, also a time to improve reading skills and become super readers. Enjoying a new book is like making a new friend. There are lots of wonderful books to choose from in your local library. There will be all kinds of activities and events associated with "The Big Wild Read". You can also discuss your reading with library staff, who will be there to help and guide you.

Last year over one thousand two hundred certificates were presented to children throughout County Galway. The feedback from parents and teachers was very positive. Reading during the summer helps children retain and improve their reading skills.

We are asking all parents and teachers to support and encourage children to participate in "The Big Wild Read".
For further information contact your
Local Library or Library Headquarters on 091- 562471 or email

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