Lincolnshire children challenged to read their way into the record books

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Children in Lincolnshire could become world-record breakers thanks to an innovative summer reading challenge.

The Reading Agency charity and the public library network have organised the Summer Reading Challenge, encouraging children between the ages of four and 11 to read six or more library books of their choice during the summer holidays.

Selected libraries across Lincolnshire have signed up to the scheme to try and break the Guinness World Record for the Most Pledges Received for a reading campaign.

Children can fill in a pledge card for the free challenge between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday, July 11 at Lincoln Central library, or at libraries in Spalding, Stamford, Louth, Long Sutton, Woodhall Spa, Market Rasen and Deepings.

Those who take part will receive incentives and rewards throughout the holidays, and a certificate for completing the challenge.

Lincolnshire area manager for libraries, Nicola Rogers, said: “It’s not every day that you get to be part of an official world-record attempt and we are thrilled that Lincolnshire libraries can support the Reading Agency and join with libraries across the county to encourage children to read and set a world record at the same time.

“Anyone can pledge so I really hope that as many people as possible visit will one of our pledge libraries on Saturday and help us become record breakers.”

To find out where your nearest library is, call Lincolnshire County Council Customer Services on 01522 782010.