Alfreton Library

Summer Reading Challenge activities at Alfreton Library

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Fri 8th July 2022

The Summer Reading Challenge returns this weekend – and there are plenty of ways you can get involved at Alfreton Library.

This year’s challenge focuses on the Gadgeteers – six fictional innovators who use creative thinking and teamwork to plan a party for their town’s summer fair celebration.

It’s aimed at children aged four to 11, who will be tasked with reading six or more library books over the summer.

Each child will receive a sticker from the library for every book they read. After reading six books, they will receive a medal and certificate.

Alfreton Library, in Severn Square, will be hosting two craft events as part of the reading challenge.

Go Go Gadget Creators will take place on Monday, July 25, between 10.30am and 11.30am, while Fantastic Flying Machines will take place on Monday, August 22, between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Both events are suitable for under 10s and are free but booking is essential.

The Summer Reading Challenge will be taking place in libraries across Derbyshire from tomorrow (Saturday, July 9) until Saturday, September 3.

Derbyshire County Council, which manages the region’s libraries, is looking for people aged between 13 and 24 to volunteer to support the challenge.

Potential activities for volunteers include creating displays, assisting with the delivery of children’s activities and helping out at medal ceremonies.

Volunteers are required at libraries in various locations, including Alfreton.

You can find out more about volunteering with the Summer Reading Challenge here.

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Go Go Gadget Creators at Alfreton Library

Fantastic Flying Machines at Alfreton Library