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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge Mischief Makers

Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 has now finished!

This year we had 13600 children take part and of those 7578 completed the challenge of visiting the Library more than 3 times during the summer and reading 6 (audio) books.

Our libraries held 161 events over the summer of which 1978 children took part.summer reading challenge 2018 photo

We had 202 young volunteers (aged between 14-25) who helped to support the challenge in libraries by encourage children to read more by talking to them about their books, help with events and activities, sign children up to the challenge and give them rewards for reading

Our staff also visited 192 schools to promote the library service and the Summer Reading Challenge.

Stay tuned for the announcement of next year's Summer Reading Challenge theme...

General information about the Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged 4–11 years and is for everyone regardless of their reading ability. Taking part is easy and free. Just visit a library to sign up. Borrow books through the summer and earn stickers and other free rewards along the way. You'll get a certificate after you've read six books.

You can read whatever you like, fact, fiction, joke books or poetry, from our excellent range. You can even borrow audio books and listen if you prefer.

Taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge helps children to become more fluent, confident and happy readers.

The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries.