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Local groups invited to support Summer Reading Challenge

6:12 pm, Tuesday, 28th July 2020 - 3 months ago


Local community groups are helping to distribute free books and Summer Reading Challenge packs to children in our borough.

The annual Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged between four and 11 to read six or more books over the summer.

There are hundreds of titles to choose from and children can get a free book and Summer Reading Challenge pack to get them started.

Six local organisations have accepted donations of books and Summer Reading Challenge packs. The groups are Oasis Hub South Grimsby, Climb 4, Our Big Picture, East Marsh United, Birdhouse Theatre and West Marsh Community Centre.

These groups will be distributing books through the families they work with. Books are not yet available to the public.

To give more local children, the chance to take part in the challenge and get a free book and Summer Reading Challenge pack community groups and organisations of all kinds are invited to take part.

For more information and to get involved please contact Dean at

Councillor Ian Lindley, Portfolio Holder for Children, education, and young people said:

“Reading helps children to grow and thrive in so many ways. It’s a great initiative that we are pleased to welcome into our borough.

“We hope many community groups and local organisations will come forward and accept donations of books and Reading Challenge Packs so children can get reading.”

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