Big Friendly Read challenge for Moray children

Big Friendly Read will operate in all Moray libraries this summer.
Big Friendly Read will operate in all Moray libraries this summer.

MORAY CHILDREN ARE being urged to take part in a national reading challenge backed by the Tesco Bank – and collect a set of six cards featuring illustrations from Quentin Blake.

The Summer Reading Challenge will operate through all Moray’s libraries with children taking part challenged to read six books through the summer as part of the ‘Big Friendly Read’.

Delivered in collaboration with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, the challenge this year will celebrate the centenary of his birth.

Jane Sandell, senior young people’s librarian with Moray Council’s libraries service, said: “I am a huge believer in the joy that reading brings and the Tesco Bank summer reading challenge offers the opportunity to share the experience of reading and the joy.

“The chance to try out new books and return to old favourites is one of the best things a child can be offered and I hope that parents and carers will put the Big Friendly Read at the top of their to-do list this summer.”

Children wishing to take part are required to sign up at their nearest library. There they will receive a special collector’s folder – and as they borrow and read over the summer, they can collect the six cards, each featuring Quentin Blake illustrations that explore some of the most popular Roald Dahl books.

The Big Friendly Read will be launched across libraries in Moray on Friday, July 1 and will run until Saturday, August 27.