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Creepy House - the Summer Reading Challenge 2013

Update – The Summer Reading Challenge ends soon! Rush down to the library this week to complete the reading challenge if you have not already done so. 92 children signed up but only 51 have finished so far! Last day (for Aldbourne readers) is Thursday 5th September.

Every year, thousands of families all over the country are involved in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, coordinated by The Reading Agency.

In 2013, the Challenge is called Creepy House, and it will run in Wiltshire libraries from Saturday 13th July to Saturday 7th September.

The aim of the challenge is to get children to read six books from their library during the summer holidays. Everyone who signs up for the Summer Reading Challenge can keep track of the books they read and receive encouragement to keep reading all summer long. It’s great fun for kids and what’s more, it doesn’t cost a penny to join.

The Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children of all ages and reading abilities. They can read any books they like – fact books, stories, joke books, picture books – it’s up to them. Audio books count too! As long as you’re borrowing them from the library, they all count.

Further information is available at

See also this page on the Wiltshire Council website. For Facebook updates click here.

Library opening hours are shown below:

  • Monday from 2:00pm till 5:00pm & from 6:00pm till 8:00pm
  • Tuesday from 10:00am till 12:00pm*
  • Thursday from 2:00pm till 5:00pm & from 6:00pm till 8:00pm

*staffed by volunteers

© Chris Riddell

Posted by: DW on 5th September 2013

Contact Details

Aldbourne Library
South Street, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, SN8 2DW
Telephone: 01672 540632
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