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Islington’s Summer Reading Challenge launched at Lewis Carroll Library

July 17, 2012

Year 1 pupils listen to “Gruffalo” author, Julia Donaldson

This year’s national Summer Reading Challenge was officially launched at Lewis Carroll Library on Copenhagen Street by children’s author, Julia Donaldson.

Year 1 pupils from Vittoria Primary School were invited to listen to the Children’s Laureate reading one of her famous stories.

The Summer Reading Challenge in Islington this year will encourage children to get into the Olympic spirit by reading stories from around the world. The programme is run by Islington Council’s libraries service and aims to get children aged between 4 and 12 years-old to read at least six books over the summer holidays.

Last year nearly 800 children completed the challenge and we’re hoping for even higher numbers this year.

Islington’s Summer Reading Challenge runs until Monday 16 September.  For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge, including how to volunteer to help younger children improve their reading skills, visit

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