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Libraries Challenge Teens to Take on Reading Mission

Staffordshire’s teenagers are invited to take on the Young Teen Fiction mission to win a prize over the summer holidays. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to borrow and read 6 fiction books from Staffordshire Libraries before 11 September.

The campaign, run by Staffordshire County Council, hopes to encourage the county’s 11 to 14 year-olds to continue to read over the summer holidays and share their enthusiasm for books with others.

Staffordshire Libraries Chief, Gill Heath, said: “This is a great scheme that helps encourage teenagers to continue reading over the summer holidays.  We’ve always recognised the importance of encouraging youngsters to read for pleasure which also helps them develop into confident readers and helps with their school work. Bookmarks are available to pick up in all our libraries so why not get along to Your Library and get started on #MissionYTF.”

To take part, bookworms can pick up a special bookmark from their local library which they need to get stamped every time they return a book. After all six stamps are collected, they will be entered into a prize draw to win a £10 One4All gift card to spend at their favourite shop.

Teenagers are also invited to nominate their favourite book for Staffordshire Young Teen Fiction Award 2018 which they can do at


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