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​Children invited to join Space Chase at Bury libraries

by timpickstone on 16 July, 2019

Bury libraries are urging children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge for 2019.

The challenge is open to youngsters aged 4 to 11 and is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children will team up with futuristic family The Rockets for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens. As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells. By adding these stickers to their collector’s mission folders, young readers will help the Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

To take part in Space Chase, children need to sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

Space Chase has just started at local libraries and runs until 7 September. You can watch a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=k2dyz_4ZVBE

All children who complete the challenge will be entered into a prize draw, and the Bury school with the highest percentage of their pupils completing the challenge will win a visit from Craig Bradley –‘That Poetry Bloke’, the hilarious performance poet.

* There are several fun events over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge: at Ramsbottom Library on 31 July, Bury Library on 13 August, Prestwich Library on 14 August and Radcliffe Library on 21 August – contact your local library to find out how to take part.

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