A total of 3,136 children across Medway have signed up for this year’s summer reading challenge at their local library.
That’s 380 more children signed up compared with last year’s summer read.
And with four weeks left to complete the challenge, librarians across Medway’s 16 libraries are encouraging participants to keep reading to achieve that final medal and certificate.
Community Librarian Sophie Castle said: “The summer reading challenge helps children to keep up their reading skills throughout the long summer school break.
“The scheme’s combination of fun, freedom and creativity impacts on children’s reading levels, motivation and confidence.
“We’re delighted with the number of children who have taken part this year and hope every one of them completes the six-book challenge.”
The summer reading challenge encourages children to borrow and read six library books of their choice during the summer break. After reading each book they receive a reward. They receive a medal and certificate after finishing the sixth book.
The challenge runs until Friday, 14 September.