Corby Borough Council’s Unison Branch is inviting residents who are 16 years old and over to get their head in a book or even magazine and join the National Reading Ahead Challenge 2017.
Reading Ahead is a programme run by The Reading Agency which challenges participants to read as much as they can over the next 6 months and log it… it’s that simple!
To launch the challenge here in Corby an informal drop in session will be held at Corby Library in the Corby Cube from 1pm – 4pm on Friday 21st April. As well as some light refreshments, those that come along and join will also be able to meet with successful local author, Louise Jensen, who has released two books last year - both of which spent five weeks at number 1 in the Amazon Charts!
On joining the challenge at Corby Library you will be given a diary to log your reads over the next 6 months and if you become a member of LibraryPlus (or are already) you will have access to a range of books, e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, music downloads and free Wi-Fi to help you through the challenge. Corby Library will also be able to source your chosen books in whatever format you may need; so if English isn’t your first language, you suffer from Dyslexia or have vision impairments, you can still join the challenge and will be given help to find the perfect read for you.
Throughout the 6 month challenge, monthly drop-in sessions will be held at the library, where there will be more special guests to meet and you can talk with others taking part in the challenge. Then on completion of the Reading Ahead Challenge a closing event will be held and certificates will be awarded to participants as congratulations.
Billy Dalziel from Corby Borough Council’s Unison Branch, said:
‘We are very pleased to be supporting the national Reading Ahead Challenge in Corby with help from Corby Library. This challenge primarily aims to get people reading more but we are also hoping to make reading a more social experience for participants by holding drop in sessions where people can come along and talk with others taking the challenge”.
‘It really doesn’t matter what you are reading whether it is a novel, poem, newspaper or bed time story to your kids, anything can be logged! We hope that many people in Corby take up the challenge and come along to the launch event.’
For more information please contact either Billy Dalziel on 01536 464254 or Janice Parker 01536 464664.