Free events celebrate summer reading challenge

4:16pm - 12 August 2021

North Somerset's libraries are hosting a series of free events for children to celebrate this year's Summer Reading Challenge ‘Wild World Heroes’.

Theatre Orchard will be running a number of interactive drama sessions for children aged eight to 11 across the Weston and Worle area, using music, movement and theatre exercises to explore the world of 'Wilderville', the world around us, and to help children find their own inner superhero who can save the planet!

They will take place on:

  • Monday 16 August at the Campus Library, 10.30am-11.15am
  • Tuesday 24 August at Worle Library, 10.30am-11.15am, and then Weston Library, 1.30pm-2.15pm.

You can book a space at

The library service is also delighted to present a multi-sensory, inclusive storytelling performance by international storyteller Cassandra Wye who has been telling tales around the globe for over 30 years.

'Fly Me to the Moon' has been especially designed to provide an online storytelling event for children with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), children for whom English is a second language and children in care. Told through an exquisite range of hand-made props that bring the story alive, the sessions are highly interactive with lots of opportunities to join in. 

They will take place on Zoom and places are limited. To find out more and to book your place go to:

There’s still time to sign-up and complete the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library. Children read any six books of their choice and collect a reward per book. Those completing the challenge by Saturday 11 September will receive a certificate and medal and will also be entered into a prize draw to win a forest school family session, provided by Yeo Vale Forest School.