Countdown to Summer Reading challenge with a special space theme

Friday, 12th July 2019

THE countdown is on to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, and to help celebrate, Tamworth Library is inviting all space boys and girls to the launch of this year’s Tamworth Summer Reading Challenge with a special space theme.

Space Chase workshops takes place on Saturday, July 13, from 10am-11.30am and 1.30pm-3pm. The free activities include building a large ‘rainbow rocket’, creating alien sticker faces, sun visors and planet making.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library and read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

Tamworth library is inviting children between the ages of 5-11 years to sign up and receive a Space Chase mission folder with the aim of reading six books. Special stickers are given for each book read with a backstory of finding books missing from a moon library which have been stolen by aliens. More information regarding the Summer Reading Challenge can be found at: summerreadingchallenge.org.uk .

Joining the worldwide celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Community Together CIC is also hosting an event which invites people of all ages to make their own rocket and take part in a variety of fun activities on Saturday, July 20 from 11am to 4pm, in the Castle Grounds.

Cllr John Chesworth, Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “Celebrating the Apollo 11 50th anniversary of landing on the moon is a great example of what can be achieved by a group of people in such a short timescale. It’s great to see this year’s Summer Reading Challenge joining the celebrations of this historical event with a special reading mission.”

space chase poster