Libraries in Bourne, Long Sutton, Deepings and Spalding team up with Guinness World Records for challenge

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Four local libraries are getting ready to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records as featured in the Guinness World Records Books as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Organised by The Reading Agency charity and the public library network, the annual challenge, aimed at four to 11-year-olds and their families is simple and fun.

It is being run in Bourne, Long Sutton, the Deepings and Spalding, as well as Boston and other Lincolnshire libraries.

Children are encouraged to read six or more library books of their choice during the summer holidays with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate for every child who completes the challenge.

Children can sign up at their local library at the start of the summer holidays – it’s absolutely free – and pre-schoolers can take part in the mini-challenge.

The official launch date is Saturday , July 11.

Every year there is a new theme and this year the challenge has teamed up with Guinness World Records to establish a “Record Breakers” themed challenge.

Record Breakers brings together fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore astonishing real-life achievements and world records.

Coun Nick Worth, executive member of libraries, said: “The Challenge is a lot of fun for both children and their parents or carers.

“It helps keep kids entertained and maintains their literacy skills during the school break, and it gives adults a great opportunity to share time with their young ones through storytelling.”