Children in Eastbourne are being urged to get stuck into a good book this summer.
Those aged between four and 11-years-old are invited to take part in a Mythical Maze reading challenge being promoted by libraries in the town and across East Sussex.
Youngsters who read six books of their choice over the holidays will get a certificate and a medal.
The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three-quarters of a million children nationally into libraries to maintain their skills and confidence.
Councillor Chris Dowling, East Sussex County Council lead member for community services, said, “Reading fuels the imagination, but a six-week break from school can have an impact on children’s reading skills. The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way for youngsters to keep their literacy skills sharp.”
Children who aren’t yet reading on their own can take part by sharing books or using audio books.
The challenge ends on Saturday September, 13 and young people can get involved by visiting their local library. Some libraries in the county may also be holding Summer Reading Challenge events.
Find out more by visiting www.eastsussex.gov.uk/libraries/childrenslibrary/whatson/summer.