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Children invited to join Space Chase at Coventry libraries

Published Thursday, 27 June 2019

Coventry libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

Young Reader Max and Counillor Kevin Maton
Young Reader Max and Counillor Kevin Maton

 The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11-year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children will team up with futuristic family The Rockets for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens. As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.

By adding these stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help the Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

To take part in Space Chase, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

Space Chase launches in libraries across Coventry on Saturday 13th July with and runs until Monday 9th September.

There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge.  Just contact your local library or go to to find out how to take part.

Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:

“More than 2600 children took part in the Reading Challenge in Coventry last year, and we are hoping for more children to get involved this year and really enjoy their reading this summer.

“I remember the excitement there was in 1969 about the moon missions and hope young readers will get excited about reliving the adventures in space they will be able to find in our libraries.”

There will be lots of out of this world space fun at Caludon Library where they will be holding a special launch event.

It takes place on Saturday July 13, from 11am to 12pm, with great fun including space stories, alien activities and rocket building.

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