The countdown has started... 5,4,3,2,1, BLAST OFF!!!
The annual Summer Reading Challenge has been launched into orbit, and we've got some fantastic ideas lined up for libraries ... and schools too!
Previous years have seen a galaxy of themes that have been stellar for games, such as 'the Olympics', 'Animal Antics' and 'Mischief Makers'... but this year's theme has us flying to the moon and reaching for the stars!
If you haven't already guessed, this years theme is.... 'SPACE CHASE'. So , that means we will soaring into libraries with a cargo load of games that will send you to infinity ... and beyond! (OK enough of the space puns!).
The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens!
So what's happening?
Well, I.S.T. is the name of the game this year. No, not Inter-galactic Space Travel... Inter-School Tournament!
To help boost awareness and participation in this years Summer Reading Challenge, we'll be hosting Inter-School Tournaments with a 'Space Race' theme... in libraries!
We've found hosting inter-school tournaments in libraries are a fantastic way to both get children excited and interested in their local library, but also a great way for libraries to get face-to-face with local schools, introduce the Summer Reading Challenge and send them away with the motivation to get all the local children and their families back into the library throughout the summer.
The tournaments involve teams of children from local schools coming together for an exciting day out, making friends, having fun, and maybe even winning the ultimate prize...
We spend the morning learning and playing games together, and then in the afternoon the children compete on different tables, in a friendly and competitive atmosphere, to earn points for their teams, and for themselves. Everyone who takes part collects a certificate to celebrate their efforts, and of course there are trophies available too!
Not sure... check out our most recent IST's here, including a fantastic Tournament with Kirklees Libraries, and discover more about our exactly what an Inter School Tournament is too.
Of course we will be visiting libraries throughout the holidays and term time, with open gaming sessions for families of all ages to come and have a go at a massive range of games too, as we have done for the last decade, the tournaments and pre-summer activities are just the perfect way to promote another exciting Summer Reading Challenge to as many children in your area as possible.
So whether you are a library or a school interested in having some game based, SRC focused tournaments or workshops... open up communications with us now! Space travel, aliens, galactic invasions and inter-planetary adventures are coming your to a galaxy near you soon!