Take a giant leap into Space Chase with Bedford Borough Libraries The Rocket family Image supplied by Bedford Borough Council

Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Bedford Borough Libraries are calling for children to sign up to read library books this summer as part of Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

The 2019 Summer Reading Challenge asks children to read library books as part of this year’s theme, Space Chase. This is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Space Chase launches in libraries across Bedford Borough on Saturday 13 July and runs until Saturday 7 September.

Children will team up with the futuristic family, The Rockets, for an exciting space mission. The mission is to track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens.

As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.

By adding these stickers to their mission folders, young readers will help the Rockets solve the clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books.

Cllr Doug McMurdo, portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture, said:

“The Summer Reading Challenge is always a fantastic way to keep children entertained during the summer holidays.

“I hope this year’s space theme will really ignite their imagination with many interesting stories and characters.

“This is a great chance for all the family to pop in, get involved, and have a browse in your local library.”

The Summer Reading Challenge is for children aged 4-11. To take part in Space Chase, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library. They will be given a Space Chase collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

Read six library books to achieve a Space Chase certificate or read 12 library books to receive a Space Chase wristband and 18 library books to achieve a Space Chase medal.

Bedford Borough Libraries has a programme of events and activities to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge. Contact your local library or go to www.bedford.gov.uk/libraries to find out how to take part.

4/04/2019. London, UK. Summer Reading Challenge. Photo credit: Dave Warren/Picture Team