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Space Chase stacked logoChildren's summer reading challenge


We are looking forward to celebrating the twentieth annual Summer Reading Challenge, which begins on Saturday 6 July until Saturday 7 September.

The theme for 2019 is Space Chase – an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landings. Children can take part by reading six library books of their choice over the summer. Along the way, they will collect stickers and solve clues to help them to complete their mission folder. Every child that completes the challenge will receive a certificate and a medal. The challenge is designed for children aged 4-11 years, but there is also a mini-challenge for pre-school children so that they can join in the fun, and receive a certificate and a gold star when they finish.

There are lots of exciting events planned, including space-themed creative arts workshops, a variety of digital activities, ‘Only One Planet Earth’ interactive sessions with Chester Zoo Safari Rangers, Macclesfield Astronomical Society workshops, and much more! In addition, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre have generously provided ‘Kids Go Free’ vouchers for Summer Reading Challenge participants.

Future Digital Inclusion programme

We are pleased to be part of the Good Things Foundation's Future Digital Inclusion programme, funded by the Department for Education. Libraries across Cheshire East will be supporting people to gain or to improve their online skills, and discover how the internet can make their lives a little easier.

All our libraries are UK Online Centres, and we offer free online support to adults, so if you know someone who needs help to get started, or if you'd like to develop your digital skills further, ask your library about Learn My Way. Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard, browse the internet, use email and more. There are even courses on learning how to stay safe online, job-hunting, trying to get healthy, managing money, connecting with friends and family, or shopping for a bargain. Look out for regular Learn My Way courses and special events during Get Online Week in October!

If you just need some assistance with a specific task, you can ask a member of staff or drop into one of our IT/Tablet and Chat sessions, or book an IT Buddy.