Summer Reading Challenge

For children aged 4 to 11

The Summer Reading Challenge is a fun way to encourage children to read over the summer holidays.

All children aged 4 to 11 will be able to sign up for the challenge at their local library for free from Saturday 6th July. Children can set their own goals, but to complete the Challenge they will need to read six books before Saturday 14th September.

Younger children can join in with the Mini Challenge, aimed at anyone 3 years and younger. Children will need to be a member of the library to take part. Joining the library is free and you can do this online or at your local branch.

Marvellous Makers

The theme this year is 'Marvellous Makers', inspiring children to express themselves.

There are lots of reading formats to keep children interested. Fact books, stories, poetry, graphic novels, eBooks, joke books and audiobooks.

When your child has finished reading six books they will receive a certificate and medal. They can collect this from a member of library staff.

Get involved in Libraries

There are activities in libraries this summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge.

There will be:

  • special launch events in Guildford and Godalming libraries on 6 July
  • origami sessions
  • badge making opportunities
  • 'come and try' music workshops.

To book your ticket (small donation requested), please visit our Eventbrite webpage.

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