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Children’s “creepy” library challenge during holidays

Press Release   •   Jul 12, 2013 14:22 BST

Youngsters are invited to pop into their local library this summer to take part in all manner of creepy crafts and books.

Children are challenged to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge (SRC), on the theme of ‘Creepy house’. If they sign up to the SRC and read six books over the long holidays, they will receive rewards.

Any child registered with the Children’s University ( can be accredited for taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Parents can also support their children by taking part in the adult reading promotion ‘Reading Rewards’. All those who complete the Reading Rewards will be entered into a prize draw for £50 of high street vouchers.  For further details, ask at your local library or see

The Creepy House, Creepy Craft and Fun Activities cost £2 per session and are suitable for those aged 5+. Booking is essential.

* Radcliffe Library - Monday 29 July, Monday 5 and 19 August (2.30–4pm). Booking: 0161 253 7160 or email

Also, join us for a rugby themed event with amazing author Tom Palmer on Tuesday 13 August (10.30am-noon). This is a free event, but booking is essential and it’s only suitable for ages 5+.

* Ramsbottom Library and Adult Learning Centre - Tuesday 30 July, Tuesday 6, 13 and 20 August (10.30am-noon). Call 0161 253 5352 or email

* Tottington Library - Tuesday 30 July, Tuesday 6, 13 and 20 August (2.30-4pm). Call 0161 253 6652 or email

* Bury Library - Wednesday 31 July, Wednesday 7, 14 and 21 August (10.30am-noon). Call 0161 253 5872 or email

For further information on the Summer Reading Challenge, go to


Press release issued: 12 July 2013.