Summer is just around the corner and that means it's almost time for this year's Summer Reading Challenge
We're delighted to introduce the fantastical creatures from the world of legend and mythology who are the stars of Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014, in the above trailer video. You can also view this trailer in Welsh
All of these wonderful Mythical Maze creatures, along with the beautifully illustrated poster that children will receive when they sign up for the Challenge, have been created by children's illustrator and writer, Sarah McIntryre
Children will be able to sign up at their local library from 12 July (earlier in Scotland and Northern Ireland).
It's completely free and anybody can take part.
(Photo: © Dave Warren for The Reading Agency.)
There are lots of ways to get involved now:
Children can find out more about this year's mythical creatures on the Summer Reading Challenge website. They can also chat, find new books to read using the Book Sorter and enter some great competitions.
Young people can get some fantastic new skills and experience by volunteering with the Summer Reading Challenge.
Parents and supporters of the Summer Reading Challenge can keep up to date with news on our facebook page.
If you're a teacher, take a look at our resources to help you promote the Summer Reading Challenge in your school.
Library staff can log-in to our resources page to access training material, activity sheets and much more.