Reading craze is on the record

A summer reading challenge is proving a hit with children as they delve into its record breakers theme.

More than 1,500 youngsters, aged four to 11, have so far signed up to this year’s challenge in Northumberland, which is running through the county’s libraries.

To take part, children must borrow and read six books over the summer.

They will receive a record breakers poster and will collect stickers through their reading journey to complete the poster and discover fascinating facts about Guinness World Records.

Northumberland County Council cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture Val Tyler said: “The challenge is a great way for children to get involved in reading across the county.”

Events and activities will take place at libraries to support the challenge. See www.mylibrary.co.uk for details.