A fierce New Viking Challenge- to read some books!

A fierce New Viking Challenge- to read some books!

Eric Bloodaxe is once again challenging young readers in the latest Bloodaxe Book Challenge, a partnership project between the JORVIK Viking Centre and Explore York Libraries and Archives.

The challenge launches on 25th October in libraries across the city and runs until 18th January.  Eric is inviting all young bookworms to read 4 books on a history theme (which can include princesses, knights, castles and dragons!).  Readers will collect stickers for their special bookmark, then get the chance to attend a very special author event during the JORVIK Viking Festival 2015.

Jane Stockdale, Head of Audience Development for YAT’s JORVIK Group, said “I am delighted we are running this challenge again and working with libraries across York.  It has proved extremely popular with young readers, and we hope encourages everyone to make the most of the fabulous resources of their local library.”

Sue Matthews, Children and Young People’s Librarian for Explore, said “We are very pleased to again be working with Jorvik to offer another exciting opportunity for children of all ages to challenge themselves and have some fun along the way. Reading for pleasure is what it’s all about.”

To celebrate there will be special free story telling sessions at Acomb Explore from 1pm – 3pm on the 25th and 26th October where little ones can hear tales of Viking adventures from some real live Vikings! Young visitors can get hands on with crafting activities too. For more information visit www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk/bloodaxe

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