Free summer reading challenges at West Sussex libraries

YOUNGSTERS are being asked to ‘Roll up, roll up’ for this year’s free of charge summer reading challenge.

Held at all West Sussex libraries, this year’s theme is Circus Stars.

Launched on Saturday (July 16) it runs until Saturday, September 10, and is aimed at four to 12 year olds.

Children are challenged to read up to six books, and will win prizes at different stages, including a gold medal if all six are read.

Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “The summer reading challenge is always a fun time for our libraries and it’s a great chance for children around the county to come together and celebrate books.

“Last year, when the theme was Space Hop, more than 11,000 young people took part in the challenge, borrowing 400,000 books between them.

“We look forward to this year being as successful.”

Anyone who would like more information on the Summer Reading Challenge can visit