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Space chasers to pick up rewards for a successful Summer Reading Challenge

Written by · Published Sep 3, 2019

As the Summer Reading Challenge draws to a close, local libraries are gearing up for their award presentations. Thousands of children who completed this year’s space-themed challenge will be presented with a medal and certificate for their efforts, with many of the ceremonies having local dignitaries and authors in attendance.

Two weeks ago, we released the early statistic that more children signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge in 2019 than last year.

Suffolk Libraries head of digital and marketing Leon Paternoster said: “We’re thrilled that just under 8,000 children took part in this year’s challenge, an 8% increase on last summer. We helped increase literacy levels in preparation for the new school year, gave parents a chance to spend some quality time with their children and had lots of fun along the way.”

All children who have signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge and read the six books as required will be rewarded for their efforts at one of the local library presentations below. Contact your local library if their ceremony is not listed.

Event Library Date Time
Summer Reading Challenge presentation: for children with surnames beginning A-L Kesgrave Library Sun 22 Sep, 2019 1000
Summer Reading Challenge presentation: for children with surnames beginning M-Z Kesgrave Library Sun 22 Sep, 2019 1130
Summer Reading Challenge presentation Leiston Library Tue 24 Sep, 2019 1600
Summer Reading Challenge presentation Southwold Library Fri 27 Sep, 2019 1700
Summer Reading Challenge presentation Stradbroke Library Fri 27 Sep, 2019 1600
Summer Reading Challenge presentation: for children with surnames beginning M-Z Rosehill Library Sat 28 Sep, 2019 1500
Summer Reading Challenge presentation: for children with surnames beginning A-L Rosehill Library Sat 28 Sep, 2019 1400
Magic show: for Summer Reading Challenge finishers Capel St Mary Library Sat 5 Oct, 2019 1330