Reading challenge in Corby

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Reading challenge in Corby

The Reading Ahead Challenge 2017 began just under a month ago and already over 20 people have signed up here in Corby… but it’s not too late to join!

Corby Borough Council’s Unison Branch is inviting residents 16 years old and over to get their head in a book, newspaper or even magazine and join the Challenge.

Reading Ahead is a programme run by The Reading Agency which challenges participants to read as much as they can over the next 5 months and log it… it’s that simple!

The Challenge was launched on 21st April and there will be informal drop in sessions organised monthly in order for those that have joined to come and catch up with others that are part of the challenge, to meet local authors and for those that still want to sign up to come and get involved.

The next drop in session will be held from 12noon – 2pm on Friday 19th May with special guest and successful local author, Asma Dar. Azma has written for theatre, radio and screen, and her work has been produced by companies such as Kali Theatre and the BBC.

On joining the challenge at Corby Library you will be given a diary to log your reads over the next 5 months and if you become a member of LibraryPlus (or are already) you will have access to a range of books, e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, music downloads and free Wi-Fi to help you through the challenge. Corby Library will also be able to source your chosen books in whatever format you may need; so if English isn’t your first language, you suffer from Dyslexia or have vision impairments, you can still join the challenge and will be given help to find the perfect read for you.

For more information please contact Billy Dalziel on 01536 464284 or email


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