This summer, Essex Libraries will open the door of the Creepy House. Children can visit any Essex Library during the holidays to pick up a Creepy House folder and choose some exciting stories to start them on their spine–tingling journey!
To unlock the secrets of the house, all children need to do is read six books. There are stickers to collect along the way and some of them are smelly! Children who read six books will receive a medal and everyone will receive a certificate.
Children of any age can take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, regardless of reading ability. Children who can’t read independently can share books with families or carers. Creepy House will be running in all Essex Libraries from Saturday 20th July to Monday 2nd September with children able to complete and collect their medals until 7th September.
There will be some early joining days where you can get your Creepy House before the rush, when the schools break up! Check with your local library to see if there are some creepy adventures happening from the 13th July. Mobile libraries will start the Summer Reading Challenge from early July.
Young people aged 10 and over are invited to take part in a separate challenge called Mystery Street, where some strange things have been happening. They will use clues, read books, create a story and answer some information questions to earn rewards.
Posted by Amy Moylan