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Join the Big Friendly Read

13 July will see the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge’s Big Friendly Read across St Helens libraries, which this year is themed around Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s tales.

As in previous years, the Big Friendly Read challenges children to read six books over the summer holidays – a time when children’s reading can dip – with certificates and medals to be presented in October after the challenge ends.

Every year, the national Summer Reading Challenge enhances and supports school and library missions to inspire a love of reading in children and young people, and promote further parental engagement.

Take up the challenge at your local library today! The Big Friendly Read launches on 13 July at Central Library at 4:00pm, with a performance of The Twits by storyteller John Kirk.

There’ll be special events taking place across St Helens libraries throughout the challenge, which ends on 10 September.

Ask in your local library for more details or visit www.readingagency.org.uk.

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