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The Summer Reading Challenge returns!

The Summer Reading Challenge is returning to libraries across the county and parents and children alike will be ‘a-mazed' at what’s going on at their local library over the summer holidays.

This year’s reading challenge theme is the Mythical Maze and as children read their way around the maze, they’ll meet some larger than life characters from different myths and legends.

The challenge is a fun and interactive way to keep kids reading over the summer months by inviting children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the school holidays. They can keep track of their progress with a fantastic poster and collect stickers and rewards along the way to help them complete the maze. Once they have successfully completed the challenge, they will receive a medal and a certificate.

The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 12 July at all 11 Herefordshire libraries and a number of free Mythical Maze family fun days will also be taking place at Leominster Library (Monday 28 July), Ross Library (Tuesday 29 July) and Hereford Library (Wednesday 30 July), just drop in from 10am to 3pm and join in the fun.

To find out more about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, visit or

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