Penicuik children discover the joy of reading

Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge event at Penicuik Library
Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge event at Penicuik Library

Sixty children were entertained at a special event at Penicuik Library as part of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland.

Run by national charity The Reading Agency in partnership with Scotland’s libraries and Tesco Bank, the event involves children reading six books during the summer holidays, a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip.

With a grant available to libraries, the team at Penicuik Library put the funding towards an interactive show by local storyteller Ron Fairweather which was designed to inspire children and show them just how much fun reading can be.