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Kent libraries are challenging young people to read their way through a ‘Mythical Maze’ as part of its summer reading challenge for children.

Mythical Maze

For nine weeks, the free challenge for 4-11 year olds across Kent is to read six books and fill their Mythical Maze posters with stickers of weird and wonderful creatures as they go.

As they progress, children will discover more about myths and legends from all over the world. There’s a host of mythical creatures to uncover, including fire-breathing dragons, mermaids, the snake-headed medusa, and the mysterious Yeti.

Children who complete the challenge will receive a brilliant certificate and medal. There’s also a host of fun online activities to accompany the challenge where participants can find new books to read, recommended by other children; take part in a story writing competition and play online games.

There is also a Summer Reading Challenge app, for extra fun and games.

Service Improvement Manager Lindsay Prestage said:

“The summer holidays are often a time when young people tend to read less, so the Summer Reading Challenge is a great opportunity for young people to keep up their skills, discover libraries and develop a love of reading.”

The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and is being delivered by Kent Libraries. To take part, just pop into your local Kent library and speak to a member of staff from 12 July 2014 onwards.

For further information on Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014 visit, visit your local library or email

Launch day activities and face painting on Saturday 12th July at Faversham Library 10am-12noon and Sittingbourne Library 2-4pm. A young people’s fantasy author will be at Sheerness Library on 15th August 2.30-3.30pm


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