349,400 children attended 13,700 ‘Story Lab’ events organised by libraries

The Reading Agency have published some great stats about last year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Last summer, 750,000 children took part in Story Lab. 427,500 children completed the Summer Reading Challenge too, earning medals for reading six books.

  • 98% of UK libraries ran the Story Lab Summer Reading Challenge
  • 322,500 or 43% of participants were boys
  • Children doing the Challenge read more than 3 million books over the summer holidays
  • 349,400 children attended 13,700 Story Lab events organised by libraries

You can read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/children/004-impact/summer-reading-challenge-story-lab-2012-results.html

“Story Lab was great. Rebecca has a tough time with reading and this really pushed her on. My children would not have read a single word over the summer if it wasn’t for Story Lab. Thank you!”

LISA AND MATTHEW COOK, PARENTS, TORFAEN

“This is my first time I’ve done this challenge. I used to hate books but now I love them. Story Lab has encouraged me to read, THANK YOU!”

SHAYAN, 9, SOLIHULL
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