Don’t miss your chance to be a Wild World Hero

This story was published 2 September 2021

North Yorkshire libraries are encouraging as many children as possible to finish this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with the theme Wild World Heroes.

John and Josie

The challenge is for children aged four to 11 and the aim is to read six books over the summer period before the closing date of Saturday, September 11.

Wild World Heroes aims to educate youngsters on what we can do to make a difference to the environment and stand up for the planet.

Over four and a half thousand children across the county have signed-up, and those who have started are being encouraged to read those last few books.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “It has been wonderful to see so many families enjoying being back in the library this summer. The challenge is great in helping children keep up their reading skills over the school holidays and library staff have helped many youngsters to discover new authors or subjects which has fuelled their enthusiasm for books.

“Staff and volunteers are always happy to help children find something they will enjoy reading so don’t miss out on this last chance to be a Wild World Hero and collect your well-deserved medal.”

Please check library opening days and times.

Find out more about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.