Who’s Reading Challenge!

Young Doctor Who fans in Cumbria are being challenged to read two books and listen to two audio books in order to win a certificate and enter a prize draw!

It’s yet another example of how Doctor Who is being used to educate children and inspire them to read; Cumbria Library Service have teamed up with BBC Audiobooks to challenge youngsters from the Whitehaven area to complete the reading record, which also features a quiz and puzzle to solve.

Each youngster has until January 9 to complete it, at which point they will be give the certificate and prize, and their name will be put into a draw. A great selection of Doctor Who merchandise will then be awarded as an overall prize!

We think this is a superb idea and it does seem to be a pattern thiat is repeated across the country from time to time. Are BBC Audiobooks/latterly AudioGO engaging directly with local councils and library services to promote Doctor Who in this way? If so, good on them!

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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