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Summer reading challenge launched

Scottish Widows Janice Goring with triplets Ben, Harry and Georgia Cowley, 10

Scottish Widows Janice Goring with triplets Ben, Harry and Georgia Cowley, 10

The Henry Bloom Noble Library in Douglas has launched this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the Mythical Maze.

Sponsored by Scottish Widows, the challenge aims to open up the world of books to children, encourage creativity and widen their reading range by challenging them to read six library books during the summer holidays.

During the challenge, children must find their way through a labyrinth that introduces them to fantastical creatures from the world of legend and mythology, collecting stickers of characters along the way.

A series of workshops will be held at the library in support of the challenge on Wednesday at 1.20pm and Wednesday, August 27, from 10.30am to 11.30am and 3pm to 4pm, including a‘Design Your Own Mythical Creature’ competition with three prizes on offer, a true or false quiz about mythical creatures with prizes and book review submission for book tokens.

Entry to the workshops is by ticket only, priced £1 each.

All who complete the challenge will be invited to a presentation ceremony in September when they will receive a medal and certificate from the Mayor of Douglas, Councillor Stan Cain.

Registration for the summer reading challenge continues daily Monday to Saturday at the ground floor counter of the library, which is in Victoria Street.

 

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