Summer book challenge for East Renfrewshire kids

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Youngsters are turning over a new leaf during their summer holidays as part of the 2017 Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge.

The challenge is to read at least six books during the school holidays and the initiative was launched locally by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure with a session from professional storyteller, Ron Fairweather, at Giffnock Library.

The aim of the storytelling session was to inspire children and show them how much fun reading can be.

The Reading Agency has also created a new theme for this year’s challenge.

It’s called Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery – who are out to crack the case with a little help from their friends.

Scott Simpson, head of library and information services said: “As well as participating in the challenge, we also have a terrific line up of summer events, and it’s all free.”

Log on to www.ercultureandleisure.org/readingchallenge for more information.