AN MP is supporting a campaign to urge primary school children take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Nigel Evans, who represents the Ribble Valley, said he hoped the contest would encourage more people to join their local library.

He said: “I hope parents and carers in Ribble Valley will take their children to their local library this summer to sign up for The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge. “It’s free and makes reading fun, a vital ingredient in building literacy.

“Last year 13,906 children in Lancashire took part in the challenge. I hope we can increase that figure this year and show local libraries what a valuable asset they are to us and our community.”

For more information, follow the Summer Reading Challenge on Facebook at SummerReadingChallengeUK