Ready, Steady … Read!

By bellmannews / June 22, 2020
assortment of kiddies' books

From Live Life Aberdeenshire

The ever-popular Aberdeenshire Summer Reading Challenge launches today, with a focus on bringing families on staycation together over a good read.

It has been organised by Live Life Aberdeenshire to encourage children, young people and families to read and get active during the summer holidays.

Last year, over 4,000 children in communities across the area signed up for the challenge, reading thousands of books in the summer-long event to encourage love of literature.

This year we are taking a slightly different approach and challenging participants to do lots more at home, in their garden or around the local area.

There are so many ways to take part: you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our Digital Library and you can read, listen or share books with your family too.

We are encouraging grandparents, aunties, uncles and family friends to take part together, as a great way for people to connect during this difficult time.

There will be a wide variety of challenges, including camping out, exercise, creative activities and more to keep you busy and active.

All you need to do to take part is download a passport from our website to record your challenges:

David MacPhail, author of the Thorfinn series, will help us to formally launch the challenge, with three short author sessions being released throughout the day.

He’ll show how to draw a Viking and provide an interactive activity too.

The Summer Reading Challenge runs from today until Saturday, August 22.