Adults Read Two
In a first for the borough and for the region, Cheshire West and Chester Libraries are launching the “Adults Read Two” competition to encourage more adults to read books over the Summer. Entrants over 16 who read two or more books can enter the competition for free and will be in with a chance of winning £50 in book vouchers. The scheme complements the highly successful Summer Reading Challenge, which attracted 5156 children last year.
It is hoped that parents or carers who are joining their children to do this year’s Challenge, called “Space Chase” will take part in “Adults Read Two” and not just because of the potential prize. Benefits include:
- Children who see adults reading are more likely to read
- Reading a book for just six minutes has been shown to be more relaxing than having a hot drink, listening to music or watching television
- Joining the library and borrowing a book, eBook or eAudio book from your library is free
- Books can be returned at any Cheshire West and Chester library
Cheshire West and Chester Libraries are making it as easy as possible to take part by saying that any book can be read in any format and anyone over 16 can take part: one does not need to be a parent or guardian.
The competition takes place at the same time as the Summer Reading Challenge, starting on Saturday 13 July and ending on Saturday 7 September. A random entrant will then be chosen to receive £50 in book vouchers.