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Youngsters encouraged to join in with 'The Big Friendly Read'

Leamington Editorial 6th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to join in with ‘The Big Friendly Read’ this summer.

Libraries in Warwickshire are echoing Roald Dahl’s words, ‘go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall’ with their Summer Reading Challenge to mark the centenary of the author’s birth.

Children aged four to 11 are encouraged to read six books over the summer holidays, borrowed from their local library.

Those taking part can read whatever they like for the challenge from fact to fiction.

Children who complete the challenge will receive a medal and certificate.

The challenge runs from July 16 to September 9 and is free to take part in. Visit for further details.

* LIBRARIES in Warwickshire are now offering eBooks to download for free with their ‘OneClickDigital’ service – and the books are automatically recalled when the loan is finished, so no late fees need to be paid.

The eBooks and eAudiobooks can be downloaded and borrowed for up to three weeks at a time.

The service is available through the app OneClickDigital which can be download from the Google and Apple app stores.

Visit for more information.


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