Summer reading challenge

YOUNG bookworms are being urged to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge around Derbyshire for a chance to experience some free storytelling workshops and top trumps games.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 11th July 2012, 2:45 pm

Mungler’s Trumps swap shops, workshops with children’s book illustrator Lynne Chapman and storytelling with Helen Appleton are among more than 100 events taking place in Derbyshire County Council libraries this summer.

Young readers are invited to join the challenge to read six library books in the summer holidays. The theme of this year’s reading challenge is Story Lab.

There are stickers to collect along the way and exciting adventures with characters Lex, Rani, Will, Evie and Aesop the kung-fu cat. Complete the challenge to receive a certificate and medal.

New to collect this year are top trump cards designed by author and illustrator Guy Bass who is launching this year’s challenge at Chesterfield Library on Thursday, July 12.

Munglers Trumps are a pack of 22 collectable trump cards featuring the Mungler characters.

Each card includes the character’s picture, motto and a mini adventure. Each card is scored for strength, size, speed, smell and scariness so the cards can be played as an exciting trumps game.

Each event offers families and carers with children a free and fun way to keep kids busy during the long summer break.

Summer reading challenge events are taking place at libraries in Creswell on 23rd July from 2.30pm-3.30pm, 11th August from 10am-11am, 14th August from 10.30am-11.30am and 25th August from 10am-11am. In Clowne on 16th August from 10.30am-11.30am and in Whitwell on 13th August from 2pm-3pm.

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