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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The Summer Reading Challenge is the biggest reading for pleasure children’s programme in the UK. This summer’s theme is Wild World Heroes it is supported by the World Wildlife Fund and encourages children to think about nature and the environment whilst having fun reading over the summer holidays.

The challenge invites children to read six (or more) library books during the summer holidays and to collect some fun rewards along the way.  Everyone who completes the challenge will get a certificate and medal and will be entered into a draw to win a Kindle Fire tablet at their local library. Check out our virtual library and watch our Summer Reading Challenge video on YouTube for more information about the challenge.

There are loads of ways for children to get some great library books to read to read this Summer. All our libraries are now open for browsing so they can pop in and choose something off the shelves, they can request some top titles using Arena our online catalogue or they can get a lucky dip selection with one of our Select and Collect bundles. We also have a great selection of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines for children to download anytime or place (with wifi) for free using their library card number.

Keep up with our Wild World Heroes bedtime stories at 6pm on Wednesdays or get creative with our regular Crafty Kids sessions 2pm on Fridays on our Facebook page.

The Summer Reading Challenge runs until Saturday 11 September so there is plenty of time to get involved and get reading!