'Children are being asked to read the books and catch the crook in Essex Libraries this summer by taking part in Animal Agents – this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.
Those aged 10 and over can get creative by joining in with ImagiNation 2017. Both challenges run from Saturday 15 July to Saturday 2 September in all Essex Libraries and mobile libraries.
The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries and is open to all children.
Children just need to read 6 books to earn their Animal Agents certificate and medal and they’ll be collecting stickers (including some special smelly stickers) along the way. They can read any library book of their choice - fiction, non-fiction or picture books – they all count. The under threes are not forgotten with a special version of Animal Agents just for them.
There are also lots of fun activities on the Animal Agents website.
Those who are aged 10 and over are invited to join this year’s brand new ImagiNation challenge where they will help the library to make fantastic book displays by creating artwork or reviews inspired by the books they have read.
Young people need to call into the library to sign up and collect their ‘how to’ sheet. When they have completed their artwork or review they bring them back to the library to show to library staff and collect their certificate and reward. They could also upload a photo or scan of their work to the ImagiNation website.'