Leisure and Culture Dundee has invited the author Lindsay Littleson to Blackness Library to help celebrate the fun of reading throughout the summer holidays, as part of Record Breakers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge for Scotland 2015. This will take place this Wednesday – 5th August 2015 – at 2.30pm.
Lindsay won the Kelpies Prize last year for her debut novel ‘The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean’. She was also one of the three shortlisted authors for Leisure and Culture Dundee’s own Great War Dundee Children’s Book Prize earlier this year. Lindsay will talk about her writing journey, the process of creative writing and read an extract from her laugh-out-loud adventure.
Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays. The Reading Agency’s annual Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries to maintain their reading skills and confidence. Tesco Bank support has led to a 30% increase in participation in Scottish libraries over the last three years. The Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland takes place every year during the summer holidays. Open to 5-12 year-olds, children can sign up at their local library then, read six library books of their choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way – all for free.
Last summer over 1,000 children in Dundee registered to take part and it is hoped the number will increase this year. The Challenge runs until Saturday 22nd August 2015.