Tesco Bank prove ‘every little helps’ at Forfar Library.

Some of the children at Forfar Library.

Some of the children at Forfar Library.

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Tesco Bank stepped in to prove ‘every little helps’ when it comes to getting children along to their local library.

Local children enjoyed a special event at Forfar Library as part of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland.

Run by national charity The Reading Agency in partnership with Scotland’s libraries and Tesco Bank, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland encourages children to read six books during the summer holidays, a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip.

With a grant available to libraries taking part in the challenge, Angus Libraries put the funding towards a number of activities, including Zoolab, which are designed to inspire children and show them just how much fun reading can be. The Reading Agency and libraries worked together to create a new theme for the challenge, and to mark Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday the theme is ‘The Big Friendly Read’ which is sure to encourage children to rise to the challenge across the summer. Quentin Blake has designed exclusive collecting cards which feature many marvellous characters created by Roald Dahl and fun activities for the children to collect as they progress through the challenge.

Adele Mills, Senior Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank comments: “Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways we like to spend the holidays so we’re delighted that children from Angus got involved in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland through their local library. The challenge aims to inspire 40,000 children across Scotland to participate this summer – that’s a lot of children reading for pleasure, which can only be a good thing for them their parents and their future.”