West Sussex children should take up the Circus Stars challenge

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CHILDREN are urged to roll up for this year’s Circus Stars summer reading challenge.

The competition is being held in libraries across West Sussex. Children aged between four and 12 are challenged to read up to six books, and will win prizes at different stages – including a gold medal if all six are read between July 16 and September 10.

Louise Goldsmith, West Sussex County Council leader, said: ‘The Summer Reading Challenge is always a fun time for our libraries and it’s a great chance for children around the county to come together and celebrate books.’

Last year, when the theme was ‘Space Hop’, more than 11,000 young people took part in the challenge, borrowing 400,000 books between them.

Visit westsussex.gov.uk/libraries or visit a library to take part.