Summer Reading Challenge 2021
The Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge 2021 is launching in Hertfordshire Libraries on Saturday 10 July. Library doors are open, and they are welcoming back and encouraging our existing and new young readers to join and take part in this free challenge.
This year The Reading Agency has teamed up with WWF UK to inspire young readers, through working together to stand up for our planet. This is a fun and inspiring challenge and is a great opportunity for children to catch up and develop their joy of reading by themselves and/or with their families. Over 20,000 children enjoyed the challenge in Hertfordshire in 2019 and it’s hoped that many more children will take part in 2021.
In the packs this year, the children will join six young heroes in their adventure through fictional ‘Wilderville’, helping the heroes fix the environmental problems they have noticed in their cool town. The challenge is for the children to read any six books from the ‘World Full’ of exciting books in our libraries, which include eBooks and eAudioBooks available via BorrowBox. So, children can go ‘Wild’ and have fun with their reading choices.
For every two books read the children will collect a set of transferable stickers (some are scratch and sniff). Using the clues and the town map, they can help the six heroes with their journey to fix the places in ‘Wilderville’, making it environmentally friendly and a better place for the people and nature to live. Young heroes are encouraged to grab their bags and take a trip to their local Hertfordshire library.
The Challenge runs the whole of the summer. All the children who finish the challenge by Saturday 4 September will receive a certificate and a medal plus a Wild World Heroes bookmark. So, join the fun and visit ‘Wilderville’ at your local Hertfordshire library and become a Wild World Hero caring about your planet too!
For further information visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries or follow at www.facebook.com/hertslibraries.