Milngavie and Bearsden kids get stuck into a summer reading challenge

Brookwood Library, Start of Summer Reading Challenge.'Storyteller Allison Gallbraith with P6 Pupils and Teachers from Bearsden Pr'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Monday 24th June 2013.
Brookwood Library, Start of Summer Reading Challenge.'Storyteller Allison Gallbraith with P6 Pupils and Teachers from Bearsden Pr'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Monday 24th June 2013.

Children in East Dunbartonshire are in for a ghoulish treat with this year’s Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland which runs till Saturday, August 24.

The theme this year is ‘Creepy House’ and pupils from Castlehill and Bearsden primary schools came along to Brookwood Library on Monday, June 24 to the launch event to hear spooky, spine tingling tales, delivered by the exuberant storyteller, Allison Galbraith.

The challenge, for children aged four to 11 years, is to read six books over the school holidays that are borrowed from East Dunbartonshire Libraries.

There are also lots of great free gifts for the children to collect as they dabble in the unknown world of ghosts, ghouls and unexplained things that go bump in the night.

All those who complete the challenge of reading six books are invited to put their name forward to be placed in a prize draw to attend the ‘Creepy House Extravaganza’ at Bishopbriggs Library on Saturday, 31 August.

Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, Councillor Stewart MacDonald, said: “The summer reading challenge is always popular with local children and is supported throughout the summer with a wide range of free activities held in all our libraries. This year, these will include ghostly console games, Wee Monsters and Creepy House Story Workshop and much more.

“The summer reading challenge is a great way for your child to develop a love of books as well as provide a free, fun activity during the school holidays.”

For details of the Creepy House summer activities visit www.edlc.co.uk or pop into your local library.