Creepy Reading Challenge encourages children to read

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City children are being encouraged to take on the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge this year.

Hosted by Milton Keynes Libraries and organised by The Reading Agency, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge has the spooky theme of ‘Creepy House’ created by award winning illustrator Chris Riddell.

The event encourages children to read at least six books of their choice during the summer holidays. Milton Keynes Libraries are rewarding smelly stickers – which have a mix of odours, such as gruesome gas, creepy cake and spooky slime – to participants for each book they read.

Milton Keynes Children’s Librarian, Karen Fleming, said: “We want as many children as possible to read or have support reading six books during the summer holidays. The children who have been taking part so far are really enthusiastic about this years’ Summer Reading Challenge, especially with the added excitement of the smelly stickers; although staff at Milton Keynes Libraries are having to store them in plastic bags to keep the smell down.”

For more details about the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge 2013 or any other activities taking place in Milton Keynes Libraries this summer holiday, visit