Every library in Birmingham runs the Summer Reading Challenge each summer holidays. The challenge to children is to read 6 books during the school holidays and write reviews of the books. There are incentive rewards along the way and a special certificate if you complete the challenge. The books you read can be any type, whether its fiction, joke books or factual, just as long as you read it and write a review. So don’t delay sign up the the Challenge. This year it has a Roald Dahl theme and is called the Big Friendly Read, promoting the the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth.
Acocks Green is also lucky to be on the The Big Read Book Bench Trail this year (similar to the Owl Trail last year), the benches have been hand decorated by schools and groups and placed around Birmingham and beyond. There are 175 benches altogether in place until 13th September. You can pick up a map at the library which shows you where to find them all. AG library is lucky enough to have 5 benches to see and tick off all hand directed with different designs and themes.
As well as that there this there are other free children’s activities in the library this summer including craft sessions, a puppet show for younger children, jewellery making and a showing of the BFG on 31st August. Call in to find out more.