CHILDREN are being encouraged to become a 'wild world hero' at their local library this summer.

From Saturday July 10, children aged 4 to 11, can register to take part in the Reading Agency’s popular annual ‘Summer Reading Challenge’.

Teaming up with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), this year’s theme is 'wild world heroes'. The aim is to inspire children to learn all about the natural environment and discover ways to help save the planet.

The Reading Agency is aiming to increase its impact even further this year by reaching 1million children with its new English and Welsh language websites providing fun reading activities for all children.

Children can join the fun for free either online or by visiting a library in person.

The challenge is to read six books over the summer holidays and the children will receive incentives along the way to encourage them to complete the challenge.

Tanya Steele, CEO, WWF, said: “Young people are the future - and they are some of the most passionate and enthusiastic advocates for our natural world. I’m continuously inspired by our young supporters at WWF and their efforts to speak up for nature, often in wonderful and creative ways.

“We are delighted to be partners of the Summer Reading Challenge and hope it will encourage more children across the UK to get reading, and to take positive action for the planet.”

Laura Evans, library development officer for Pembrokeshire Libraries, said: “After such a difficult year I am so pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for the children of Pembrokeshire to have some fun over the summer.

“Although we can’t offer activities in our libraries due to ongoing restrictions, we will be giving out activity packs for the children taking part to take home. Also look out for ideas for things to do during the holidays on the libraries Facebook page”.

Information about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is available from: