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Spalding Library hosts Marvellous Maker’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun workshops encouraging children to read over summer holidays

Fancy dress, junk modelling and making a memory photo frame are a few of the fun activities to encourage youngsters to read this summer

In partnership with The Reading Agency and Spalding Library, the Marvellous Maker’s Summer Reading Challenge not only entices children to maintain their literacy levels while they are not in school, but also take part in free workshops.

Amanda Reynolds, library manager, said: “We have so many fabulous and free events and activities planned this year and can’t wait to welcome children and their families into our library to take part during the summer holidays.”

Spalding Library
Spalding Library

The challenge is for children ages four to 11 who can collect stickers and win prizes by reading six books of their personal choice.

Since starting up in 1999, the scheme in 2023 reached 685,821 children and families across the UK.

This year's events will take place from Saturday, July 6, until the start of September and the library is also running free events in every week of the holidays.

Event dates are as follows;

Thursday, July 25, 10am – 2pm

Make a photo frame to hold your summer memories

Thursday, August 1, 10am – 2pm

Junk Modelling - make a junk model out of recyclable materials

Thursday, August 9, 10am – 2pm

Dino Day join us for some roarsome dinosaur crafts and activities

Thursday, August 15, 10am – 2pm

Pirates and Princesses Day – Ahoy there mateys, come along for fun crafts and activities and fancy dress is optional.

Thursday, August 22, 10am – 2pm

Magical Musical Instruments – come and make a tambourine and other musical instruments.

Thursday, August 29, 10am – 2pm

Marvellous Masks – make yourself a vibrant and colourful festival mask.

For further information visit here.

Reporting by Eloise Hodson

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