July – Saturday 31st August
Leicester Libraries are getting ready to introduce children
to Creepy House, the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge.
During the summer holidays children age between 0 – 15 years
are encouraged to visit a Leicester city library six times to borrow and read
books of their choice, collecting stickers and a scary bookmark, a fold up
fortune teller, a glow in the dark wristband and a spooky zip tag along the
way. PLUS a certificate will be awarded to every child who completes the
What is Creepy House?
This year’s theme, Creepy House, is the backdrop for a
spine-tingling new adventure. Children can explore The Awful Upstairs, The
Frightful First Floor and The Sinister Cellar of the Creepy House and encounter
many characters including Twilight Tim, Headless Harry, Scarecrow Sid and a
rather unusual cat.
How do I sign my child up?
It’s free to join the challenge and children can sign up at
their local library. Creepy House packs will be available to collect from
Monday 1st July or anytime during the holidays.
What books can my children read?
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children of all
ages and reading abilities. They can read any books they like: fact books,
stories, joke books, picture books - it's up to them. Audio books count too! As
long as you're borrowing them from the library, they all count.
What events can my children attend?
This year Leicester Libraries have teamed up with Leicester
Museums and The Spark Arts For Children to create an extra special events
programme for families and children to enjoy.
Explore Leicester’s famous Creepy House
Wednesday 17th July
11am – 3.30pm
Belgrave Hall and Gardens
Are you brave enough to explore the Haunted Hall and find
out about the ghosts that live there? A special event developed to tie in with
the summer reading challenge in partnership with Leicester Libraries. Crafts,
stories, trails and fun for all the family.
The Creepy House comes alive!
On your own you won’t see them but with help from The Spark Arts For Children the ghostly goings-on in the Creepy House will come alive with an
interactive performance and workshop with drama, puppetry and
Tickets: Library members £1.00 per child (adults are free)
and non-members £2.00 per person.
Write and perform your own creepy beats with performance
poet Jess Green.
Free event, suitable for children age 9 years and over.
The Dead Moon!
Bring spooky story ‘The Dead Moon’ to life in a movement and
dance workshop with Jess Warrington. Free event, suitable for children age 7
years and over.
All aboard the ghostly BookBus
You can join Creepy House on the Children’s BookBus too,
same stops and times. Find BookBus timetables here...
A full list of events and how to book a place will be available in June.
Leicester city schools competition
This year, Leicester Libraries are encouraging city schools
to get involved in The Summer Reading Challenge by taking part in a
competition. The city school with the
most children who have successfully completed the challenge will win a visit
from top children’s author Guy Bass.
Guy Bass has written may popular books such as Secret Santa:
agent of X.M.A.S. Stitch Head , the Dinkin Dings and Monster Mayhem series.
For further details call 0116 252 6762.
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