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Summer Reading Challenge Photos

Take a look at what happened in our libraries last year for the Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2013

A record breaking number of children from around the county signed up to and completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

In total, a fantastic 3657 children in Northumberland signed up to the challenge - an increase of 650 on last year - and the highest numbers since the challenge started in 1999.

This week a group of young readers were all smiles as they were presented with certificates and medals as their reward for a summer full of reading.

Every year Northumberland County Council’s libraries take part in the national Summer Reading Challenge which is co-ordinated by the Reading Agency.

The Challenge, now in its 15th year, is designed to help children develop a love of reading, boost their confidence and teach them new skills.

As well as fun games and craft activities held at libraries across the county, the youngsters aged from four to 11 are encouraged to read six or more books over the summer. They receive incentives along the way and then a medal and certificate when they complete the challenge.

Councillor Val Tyler, policy board member for community infrastructure and culture said:

“It is absolutely fantastic that we have had a record number of children join the challenge this year and I’d like to congratulate every single child who took part.

"It’s really important that youngsters are encouraged to read. The Reading Challenge is a great way of doing this so more families visit their local libraries, enjoy reading together and discover all the fantastic free resources that are available.”

Creepy House
SRC Presentation Ceremonies 2013

Wooler SRC Presentation

Cllr Anthony Murray and some of the children at Wooler Library.

 Seahouses SRC Presentation

Cllr Cllr John Woodman and the children at Seahouses Library .

Alnwick Library SRC Presentation

Some of the children at Alnwick Library with Cllr Heather Cairns in the background talking to customers

Berwick Library SRC Presentation

Berwick Library SRC presentations with Cllrs Jim

 Smith , Gavin Jones and Isabel Hunter

Berwick Library SRC Presentation

Berwick Library SRC presentations with Cllrs Jim Smith , Gavin Jones and Isabel Hunter

Berwick Library SRC Presentation

Berwick Library SRC presentations with Cllrs Jim Smith , Gavin Jones and Isabel Hunter

Creepy House Photos 2013

Take a look at some of our Creepy House displays and activities:

Prudhoe

Prudhoe Library Creepy House Bats Prudhoe Library Creepy House Bats

Rothbury

Rothbury Library Creepy House Crafts Rothbury Library Creepy House Crafts Rothbury Library Creepy House Crafts Rothbury Library Creepy House Crafts Rothbury Library Creepy House Crafts Rothbury Library Creepy House Crafts

Guide Post

Julia and Fiona Simpson from Ashington created a Creepy House display for Guide Post Julia and Fiona Simpson from Ashington created a Creepy House display for Guide Post

Ponteland

Ponteland Library Creepy House Display Ponteland Library Creepy House Display Ponteland Library Creepy House Display Ponteland Library Creepy House Display Ponteland Library Creepy House Display Ponteland Library Creepy House Display Ponteland Library Creepy House Display

Morpeth

Creepy House at Morpeth Library Creepy House at Morpeth Library Morpeth Library Spider Trail Morpeth Library Spider Trail Morpeth Library Spider Trail Morpeth Library Spider Trail Morpeth Library Spider Trail

Cramlington

Our Summer Reading Challenge volunteer Cora at Cramlington Libray Creepy House Crafts at Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts at Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts at Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts at Cramlington Library Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts on 31 July Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts on 31 July Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts on 31 July Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts on 31 July Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts on 31 July Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts on 31 July Cramlington Library Creepy House Crafts on 31 July Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats Cramlington Library Creepy House Bats

Blyth

Creepy House Display at Blyth Creepy House Display at Blyth Creepy House Display at Blyth

Wylam

Wylam Creepy House Display

Ashington

 Ashington Library Creepy House Crafts Ashington Library Creepy House Ashington Library Creepy House Ashington Library Creepy House Ashington Library Creepy House Ashington Library Creepy House Ashington Library Creepy House

Amble

Amble Library Creepy House Crafts

Hadston

Hadston Library Creepy House Crafts

Lynemouth

Lynemouth Library Creepy House Crafts

Prudhoe Library

Spiders made at Prudhoe library for Creepy House

Widdrington

Widdrington Library Creepy House

Newbiggin Library

Newbiggin Library Creepy House Crafts Newbiggin Library Creepy House Crafts Newbiggin Library Creepy House Crafts


 


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