It’s not just our Olympic athletes going for gold this summer …
Thousands of families from across Norfolk will be taking part in the UK’s biggest free reading event for children: the Summer Reading Challenge.
Children of all ages and reading abilities can take part at their local library by reading 6 books collecting bronze, silver and gold stickers – as well as their very own medal.
The 2012 theme is Story Lab, a magical celebration of story and the imagination which is linked to the 2012 Olympics and the London 2012 Festival.
Children can choose any books they like: fact books, story books, joke books or picture books. Audio books and e-books count as well, so long as they borrow them from a library.
Parents and carers love the Summer Reading Challenge because children discover the joy of reading – and children love it because it’s lots of fun.
To sign up, just head to your local library at the beginning of the summer holidays. It’s completely free – and every child who joins will receive a Story Lab pack.
Look out for more details in the library, including special Story Lab themed events. For library opening times visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries
The official Story Lab website has now gone live at: story-lab.org.uk