Bookworms encouraged to take on summer reading challenge
7:00am Sunday 24th June 2012 in News
Bookworms are being encouraged to read their way through summer.
Next month Croydon Council will launch their annual six-book reading challenge, with incentives for adults to pick up and read half a dozen books between July and September.
Challenge bookmarks are given to participants and readers have to get them stamped every time they return their books. A maximum of two stamps can be given at any one time.
Collecting all six stamps automatically entitles entrants to a free Croydon library DVD rental, and also enters them into a prize draw for a £25 voucher.
Of the six books read, at least one must be non-fiction and another should be a full novel.
Councillor Tim Pollard, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said: "With the weather we are having this summer a lot of people may find themselves looking for things to do indoors, so a few visits to a local library might be just the way to stay out of the rain."