July 13, 2024

Nearly 2500 participate in Summer Reading Challenge at Denbighshire Libraries

This summer, 2478 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge at Denbighshire’s Libraries, including over 460 new members who joined the library in order to take part. 

Themed around the power of play, sport, games and physical activity, the 2023 challenge was named ‘Ready, Steady, Read!’ and was free to join and take part in. 

By participating in the challenge at their local library, children were given the opportunity to explore new reading material, develop skills, and discover new interests.  

The Summer Reading Challenge has been running since 1999 and helps to improve children’s reading skills and confidence over the summer holidays, ensuring they are ready for their return to school. It encourages children to read for pleasure and to make regular visits to their local library. It’s accessible to all and provides a fun, free activity for children. 

Councillor Emrys Wynne, Lead member for the Welsh Language, Culture and Heritage said: 

“It is so great to see that so many of Denbighshire’s young people have taken part in the reading challenge yet again this year. 

The challenge helps young people to enjoy reading and discover new authors and books, in both Welsh and English languages. The reading challenge also allows young people to practice their reading skills during the holiday period.”