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Reading Challenge a novel way to get on Santa’s nice list

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Reading Challenge a novel way to get on Santa’s nice list

Glasgow Libraries are challenging book lovers aged 0-12 to read three library books this December, with a little help from Santa Claus.

Santa himself joined Jack and Lilly at The Mitchell Library to help launch the citywide Christmas Reading Challenge, designed to encourage Glasgow’s children to keep reading throughout the festive period.

With three collectable certificates for eager readers to choose from, plus lots of cracking Christmas reads to enjoy and of course the chance to make it on to Santa’s nice list, there’s even more reasons to keep reading all winter long.

Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life, said:

Christmas is a magical time for our city’s children, and this year I’m delighted that all 33 of our city’s libraries will be inviting young Glaswegians to come in and take part in this fantastic Reading Challenge.

Last year, more than 1,000 children took part in the Christmas Reading Challenge and Glasgow Libraries hope this year’s Challenge will inspire even more children city-wide to curl up with a great story this festive period too.”

To take part in this year’s Christmas Reading Challenge, which runs from 1st December – 5th January, young Glaswegians simply need to visit their local library, pick three books and say the magic words ‘I’m taking part in the Christmas Reading Challenge.’

The Christmas Reading Challenge is designed to encourage children from across the city to get to grips with tall tales and wonderful new worlds, inspiring them to visit their local library and read for pleasure during the cold winter nights.

Eager readers keen to take up the Christmas Reading Challenge are invited to head to any of the city’s 33 libraries, and borrow three books of their choice.

Head down to any of Glasgow’s 33 libraries to sign up for the Challenge and don’t forget to check out www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries, to find out your local library’s opening times throughout the festive season too.