Dare you take on the Creepy House reading challenge?

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Brave children are being asked to take on the Creepy House Reading challenge during the summer holidays.

The Summer Reading Challenge returns to Milton Keynes this year and the Council’s Library Service is looking for volunteers aged 13 to 25 to share their love of reading with local children and young people.

This year’s challenge has the spooky theme of ‘Creepy House’ created by award winning illustrator Chris Riddell. The annual event encourages children to read at least six books of their choice.

Volunteers will sign up children and young people to the Summer Reading Challenge, support them in finding their next book and track their progress, and talk to them about what they have liked reading.

Councillor David Hopkins, cabinet member for economic development and enterprise, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is an exciting event for both the children who get involved and the young people who generously offer their time to support it.

“Children’s reading can dip during the long summer holidays. The challenge encourages three quarters of a million children across the UK to visit libraries and up their reading skills and confidence

If you would like to be a volunteer contact the Library Service on 01908 254050 or teens.library@milton-keynes.gov.uk, or visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/library_services. The closing date for applications is June 21.