What's Happening in St Ives blog

Campaign aims to help adults read

Adults are being encouraged to read more books with a campaign in their local libraries.

Cornwall Library Service and Cornwall College have joined forced to run the Six Book Challenge project across the county.

The challenge aims to encourage adults who are less confident about reading to pick up a book and give it a go.

The aim is for participating adults to read six books or other materials and record them in a reading diary.

Cornwall College has run the scheme in St Austell in previous years, but this year is extending the project across the county.

College learning centre manager Kay Ecclestone said: “Reading for pleasure can change lives and the challenge is a great opportunity to encourage less-confident readers.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Cornwall Library Service opening up this opportunity to all our students via the public libraries.”

Staff at libraries throughout Cornwall will be on hand to help members of the public get started with the challenge. They will also be available to provide tips and advice to for anyone who needs help with their reading confidence.

Participants are being encouraged to complete their six reads by July, when they will receive a certificate and get the chance to enter a national prize draw.

The Cornwall Library Service is also hoping to help people connect with loved ones via the internet, by running free computer courses.

The Love to Reconnect campaign aims to give the over 55’s the opportunity to get online for the first time to help them get in touch with friends and family.

This entry was posted in Community, News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *