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New reading challenge launched at Kirrie library

Pictured at the launch are,  back from left, Sylvia Main, Literary Development Officer; Councillor Jeanette Gaul and in front: Robyn Popham with daughter Sophie Popham-Smith, son Jack Popham-Smith and grandfather Reg Popham.

Pictured at the launch are, back from left, Sylvia Main, Literary Development Officer; Councillor Jeanette Gaul and in front: Robyn Popham with daughter Sophie Popham-Smith, son Jack Popham-Smith and grandfather Reg Popham.

Angus Councillor Jeanette Gaul, along with an inter-generational family of library members, launched Angus Libraries’ new reading challenge in Kirriemuir Library on Thursday.

Primary school children throughout Angus can sign up at their local library to take part in ‘Rocket Through Reading’ or ‘RTR’ for short.

Their mission is to read six books, one from each of the different genres of stories. A booklet helps them keep track of what they’ve read and there are fun activities in it too. At a small ceremony children who complete the challenge will receive a certificate and there will be a prize draw of an e-reader for one lucky winner. The challenge started on Thursday and carries through until Monday, April 21 so there is plenty of time to register and to complete the mission. Staff have been visiting primary schools to encourage participation. If you want to know more go in and ask library staff.

Tales in a Twist, the story, rhyme and craft sessions for pre-school children (three to five years) is every Monday from 10.30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 2.30 p.m.

‘Use It, Love It, Join It’ is the theme for National Libraries Day. Celebrate with library staff on Saturday, February 8 and please tell them what you like about your library.

 

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