Coventry's libraries are coming up Trumps!
Thursday 12 July 2012
A summer scheme aimed at boosting young people's reading skills is to be launched on Saturday. (14 July)
All 17 libraries across Coventry are holding the annual summer reading challenge that will run over the school holidays.
This year children aged between four and 11 will receive a special 'Story Lab' model, stickers and Super Munglers trump cards when they take part in the challenge to read six books over the summer holidays.
Super Munglers Trumps is a pack of 21 trump cards featuring the Munglers monster characters devised by author and illustrator Guy Bass.
The pack includes character cards with each card scored for strength, size, speed, smell and scariness to enable the cards to be played as a trumps game. The characters are constantly in competition to see who the most monstrous Mungler is.
As part of the challenge, there will be a range of fun activities and competitions for children across the city's 17 libraries.
Councillor David Kershaw, CBE, Coventry City Council's Cabinet Member for Libraries, said all of the events and challenges were free.
"The 'Story Lab' Challenge is a great opportunity for children to really enjoy reading some wonderful, engaging and exciting books this summer" he said.
"We want to get more children reading more, and feeling confident and enthusiastic about their reading.
"Research has shown that children's reading levels can drop during the holiday period."
He added: "That is why the libraries' summer reading scheme offers a free, fun way to keep children interested in reading and sharing books."