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The Hull fREADom Quest

Hull’s new look annual summer reading challenge encourages children to read for pleasure and visit one of Hull’s 12 libraries.

In this auspicious year as UK City of Culture, the James Reckitt Library Trust is pleased to be funding Hull’s new look annual summer reading challenge - The Hull fREADom Quest.  Rather than join in with the national summer reading challenge Hull Libraries have taken the bold step of creating their own quest to read six books, over six weeks with six challenges!

Children from Cleeve Primary School in Bransholme, worked with Hull Libraries to create Hull-themed characters to feature in the challenge.  There’s a friendly bee lady called Jean, an adventuring Moth named Amy, North the Penguin, King Billy the Elephant, Blade the Seagull and Wilber the Peacock.

Based on the concept of a treasure quest, the libraries team has created a challenger booklet, which includes six fun activities. From designing a dream reading den to a library scavenger hunt it folds out into an interactive activity map of Hull, as young people are encouraged to read in unusual places across the city and to tick off and colour in where their reading adventures have taken them.        

Challenger booklets will be available in all 12 libraries across the city from Saturday 29 July. Each week children can visit any library to get their booklet stamped, collect a character sticker and choose a new book. On completion of the quest, treasure will be waiting...!

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