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Summer Reading Challenge (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): July and August 2010 

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Phone: +353(94)9047936


Each year the Summer Reading Challenge to children is simple. They’re encouraged to read six or more books of their choice during the holidays with a certificate for every child who completes the Challenge. Children can sign up at Castlebar Library during June with the challenge commencing on July 1st and all materials are absolutely free.

The 2010 Summer Reading Challenge has a space theme. Called Space Hop, it will enable children to boldly go to new worlds, to discover the joy of reading and nurture a life-long love affair with reading and books. Illustrated by leading children’s book artist Tom Percival, Space Hop coincides with the 350th anniversary of The Royal Society’s scientific endeavours, and the 2010 BBC Year of Science.

The Summer Reading Challenge adventure starts in their local library, where young Space Hoppers meet Finn, Jessie, Nabil and Safiya – the crew of the Ex Libris – as they embark on their mission to set up the first lunar library. Unless the dastardly Spacekatz lead them into the nearest black hole.....

 An interactive Space Hop ( ) website,  links children with top authors and illustrators, and gives them space to talk about their favourite books and to share reading ideas.


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