What is the first thing that comes to your mind when talking about Heroes of the Wild World?

Gwynedd Libraries think of our friends from Creature Ark and all the fun they had in the books at its libraries recently.

Join staff at Gwynedd Libraries over the summer holidays for the chance to be the Heroes of the Wild World and find out more about the animals that came to see us.

The 2021 Summer Reading Challenge starts at all Gwynedd Libraries on Monday July 19.

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are encouraged to visit their local library over the summer holidays and read six or more books of their choice.

This year's theme is Heroes of the Wild World, and children will have the opportunity to read stories or non-fiction books about nature and protecting the planet, as well as learn about some of the most important environmental concerns of our time.

Cllr Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Development, said: “The reading challenge is a great way to encourage children to continue reading over the summer, as well as learning about nature and the environment.

"Every child who joins the challenge will receive a bag full of resources including a ticket to watch an online film of the creatures in our libraries in association with Creature Ark and a nature activity booklet created by Wild Elements while stocks last.

“So hurry to your local library during the holidays to join the challenge and become a Wild World Hero!”

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national campaign run by the Reading Agency in conjunction with WWF, the Welsh Government and the Welsh Books Council.

The online film and nature activities booklet is funded by the #Home Summer scheme.