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Last chance to become a Wild World Hero!

It’s not too late to be a Wild World Hero!

Suffolk Libraries is reminding children across the county that there’s still time to complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

This year’s nature-inspired theme is Wild World Heroes and so far nearly 6,000 children across the county have signed up to the challenge to read six books during the summer holidays.

Some children have read all six books already and everyone else still has until 5 September to finish - although libraries will be flexible if some need a bit longer! Children just need to visit the library to speak to staff or volunteers to complete their challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge is the country’s biggest literacy campaign. It’s co-ordinated by The Reading Agency and run across all libraries. It’s a popular and fun way of encouraging children to keep up their reading skills over the long summer holidays with stickers and other rewards as incentives.

This year’s timely theme aims to raise awareness of the environment and the threat to the world’s wildlife.

Paul Howarth, Suffolk Libraries Head of Head of Content & Resource Development, said:

“We’re delighted that around 6,000 children have taken part in the reading challenge this year. Seeing so many families coming back to the library after such challenging times has given us a real boost and many more children across Suffolk now have a library card too. It’s a real achievement to complete the challenge so we’d love to see more children come in over the next couple of weeks to get their certificate.”

Suffolk Libraries is also holding a Children’s Book Festival this week with a different online chat with a children’s author every day from Monday to Saturday.