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Grab your passport for Wigan Libraries' Holiday Readathon
Thursday 20th July, 2017

There’s much more than meets the eye for children in Wigan Borough’s libraries this summer thanks to Ollie’s Holiday Readathon and Trail.

Wigan Libraries’ mascot Ollie the Alien needs help filling his passport and by reading five books throughout the summer holidays, children can help him do so whilst collecting prizes and certificates.

Each child will receive a copy of Ollie’s passport when they visit their local library. They will receive a sticker every time they read a book during the summer holidays and write or draw a small review in the passport, with five reviews earning a small prize.

Where’s Ollie? trails will also challenge children to find 12 Ollies hidden in different holiday locations within the library, from Blackpool to the Eiffel Tower.

Councillor Jenny Bullen, Wigan Council’s portfolio holder for children and young people’s services said: “The summer readathon put on by our libraries is a fun and enjoyable way for children to sustain and develop their reading over the long school holidays. Our libraries are packed full of enriching activities throughout the year, none more so than during the summer months.”

Free coding sessions for children aged 6+ will also be held across Wigan Borough’s libraries this summer, giving children the opportunity to create online games starring Ollie the Alien.

For more information about summer holiday activities in libraries across Wigan Borough speak to staff in your local library or contact servicedelivery@wigan.gov.uk

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