YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to go wild...and read lots of books this summer.

When they sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at any Renfrewshire library, they can also find out how they can help to save the planet and receive a colourful poster pack with stickers.

This year’s Reading Challenge theme is Wild World Heroes, with local libraries teaming up with the Reading Agency and leading conservation charity WWF to give children between the ages of four and 11 a summer of fun activities based on environmental issues.

There’s also the chance to learn more about nature through access to a Wild World Heroes online platform.

Youngsters are being asked to read six books during the summer holidays to complete the challenge and, when they do, they’ll be entered into a prize draw to win cinema tickets, thanks to local IT consultancy Consilium.

When they are halfway through the challenge, having read three books, they’ll receive a free swim pass from Renfrewshire Leisure.

Andrew Givan, children and young people co-ordinator at Renfrewshire Libraries, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming children back to our libraries to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

“It’s a really exciting challenge, with lots of reading and activities about the environment the children can take part in.”

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