By Helen Neal- Locality Librarian Rural Area - 16th June 2019 6:00am
There are lots of activities and fun available in Cheshire West libraries this Summer and it's all free! Just visit your local branch from Saturday 13 July onwards in order to take part.
All you have to do is read 6 books over the summer and collect rewards along the way including bookmarks, glasses and window stickers.
This year's Summer Reading Challenge takes place in space, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.
The Rockets are a futuristic family living in space and they are hot on the trail of a mischievous band of aliens! The aliens have been jumping from galaxy to galaxy, helping themselves to whatever they like. Now books have mysteriously started to vanish from the Moon Library and the Rockets are on the case. With lots of help from you, the Rockets will go on a mission to try and find the missing books and introduce the aliens to the wonders of the library.
There's plenty of peril along the way, from black holes and shooting stars to the murky depths of the alien ship. Let the Space Chase begin!
If you manage to find all the books and complete the mission there's also a certificate and medal to collect, given out at a special award ceremony.
How the Challenge works
Children sign up at their local library from Saturday 13 July and receive a Space Chase mission book Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers (some are a bit smelly) and incentives along the way. Library staff and young volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities. Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal at a special award ceremony
It's that simple — just call into your local library, from Saturday 13 July onwards, and let the adventure begin!
For all events and activities ask at your local library or go to
www.yourwestcheshire.co.uk and search for 'Summer Reading Challenge'.
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