Last week, 10 local children were entertained at a mythical monster-making craft event in Selkirk Library.
The event was part of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge initiative. Run by the charity, The Reading Agency, in partnership with library services and Tesco Bank, the challenge involves children joining the library and reading six books during the summer holidays.
The long break is traditionally a time when children’s literacy skills can dip, with potentially damaging effects.
Each year the challenge is based around an exciting new theme to inject fun and creativity, motivating children to read for pleasure. This year’s theme “Mythical Maze”, illustrated by award-winning artist Sarah McIntyre, invited children to discover more about myths and legends from all over the world.
Children at Selkirk Library had great fun making monster masks and bookmarks, as well as enjoying a game of Pin The Eyeball On The Monster!
Library Supervisor Morag Cockburn told us: “Each year, the Summer Reading Challenge enables children to build on their reading skills and develop a love of books and libraries. It was great to see so many children enthused about reading and enjoying their visits to Selkirk Library, with many taking part in the Mythical Maze crafts.”
Certificates and medals will be presented to children who complete the challenge in Selkirk Library on Wednesday, September 10 at 4.15pm.