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Don't miss the Summer reading challenge

Big Friendly readDon’t miss out on the summer reading challenge which starts this weekend across all Herefordshire Libraries

Thousands of young people across the county will have the chance to take part in a national scheme celebrating 100 years of the world’s favourite storyteller Roald Dahl with this years’ Summer Reading Challenge: The Big Friendly Read.

The free Big Friendly Read is available at all libraries in Herefordshire during the summer holidays. Children between the ages of 4 – 12 can collect six free Roald Dahl collector’s cards and prizes along the way. The cards include Quentin Blake illustrations from some of Roald Dahl’s best-loved stories. Readers that complete the challenge will receive a special gold medal and certificate.  

Younger children can also take place with a brand new Big Friendly Read Mini Challenge with stickers to collect aimed at children under 4 years. 

Libraries at Hereford Town Hall, Leominster, Ross, Ledbury, Belmont, Kington, Bromyard, Colwall, Peterchurch, Leintwardine and Weobley will have a treasure hunt activity where you can find characters around the library.  

You can even download a free app from the Apple App Store and Google Play to bring the characters to life.

The Big Friendly Read starts runs until Saturday 10 September. It’s a great way to encourage children to read and have fun using libraries. 

Don't forget The Big Friendly Book Bus

Big Friendly Book Bus

This summer holidays the Big Friendly Book Bus will be parked outside the Shirehall in Hereford.  The Book Bus is a children’s library and a place to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge.  While Hereford Library is temporarily closed the School Library Service bus will provide a special space dedicated to reading for pleasure.

Books borrowed from the bus can be returned to any of the public libraries in Herefordshire.  There will be plenty of great books to choose from as the bus can carry 3,500 books!  

The Big Friendly Book Bus will be visiting from Saturday July 16 to Saturday September 10 on

Saturday's  10am to 2pm

Tuesday's to Friday's 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm 

Come and enjoy the magic of books.

BFReadlow School Children



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