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20/08/2013 -

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge

Mayor Councillor McGarry and Cathaoirleach Councillor McGrath with the school-children who took part in the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge
Mayor Cllr. Marcella McGarry and Cathaoirleach Cllr. Pat McGrath with some of the children who received their medals and certificates for completing the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge.

Mayor Cllr. Marcella McGarry has congratulated all children on completing the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge.
Mayor McGarry reminded the participants who convened in Sligo Central Library on Monday 12th August that their reading does not end with the challenge. She told them they will have plenty of time to read books from the library during the dark winter evenings.

Sligo Central Library once again held a successful Summer Reading Challenge, aimed at encouraging children to read over the summer months. Coordinated by the Reading Agency in the UK, this year’s theme was “Creepy House” and the challenge ran in libraries throughout the UK and Ireland.
Children aged 6-12 years were challenged to read six books from Central Library during July-August.

Mayor Cllr. Marcella McGarry presents Cheryl Donga with her medal.

Sligo children certainly rose to the challenge, with over 300 joining in Sligo Central Library. Some children also joined the Library for the first time in order to take part in the Sumer Reading Challenge. Most participants read many more than six books, resulting in 6,083 books being borrowed from the Juvenile Library during the month of July 2013.

The children received posters, stickers, bookmarks and wristbands when they joined, and collected stickers as they completed the challenge. Children also accessed the Summer Reading Challenge website to view author profiles, book recommendations, competitions and games.

Diarmuid Whelan proudly displays his medal and certificate.

Participating children and their parents celebrated in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo, on Monday 12th August at 3pm, where Mayor Cllr. Marcella McGarry and Cathaoirleach Cllr. Pat McGrath presented Certificates and Medals to all participants.
The children received goodies from Library staff to reward them for successfully completing the challenge.
The Summer Reading Challenge is an excellent initiative to encourage children to maintain their reading levels during the holidays and completing the challenge is a great boost to their confidence.

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