Argyll and Bute Council supports national campaign to get children reading

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9 Sep 2014 - 13:59

Argyll and Bute Council is supporting a national campaign to encourage parents and carers to spend time reading with their children every day.

The campaign will see Helensburgh Library giving away 50 copies of bestselling book Diary of a Wimpy Kid to local children who visit the library on Saturday 13 September.

By supporting this campaign the council is reinforcing its commitment to giving children the best possible start in life through improved literacy, health and well-being, by providing access to cultural activities such as libraries and museums.

Helensburgh Library is one of 200 libraries across the UK taking part in the ‘Just Read’ giveaway which is supported by national charity The Reading Agency and children’s publisher Puffin.

‘Just Read’ looks to highlight how parents and carers can promote the simple but invaluable activity of reading to youngsters.

As well as the book giveaway, children who visit the library on 13 September will be able to get hands-on at an arts and crafts table. Activities will take place from 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm

The Reading Agency is an independent charity with a mission to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers. It runs big programmes and partnerships across the whole library network. It is funded by the Arts Council. Visit for more information.