Summer Reading Challenge

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Introducing Wild World Heroes

Wild World Heroes logoThe Summer Reading Challenge 2021 theme is Wild World Heroes and has been developed in partnership with WWF UK, the world's leading independent conservation organisation. This year's Challenge will be a celebration of reading, nature and action for the environment. Wild World Heroes will inspire children to stand up for the future of our planet.

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading 'dip'. Each year the Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries, motivates children to keep reading to build their skills and conīŦdence. Children have to be a library member to take part, but participation is completely free, and they can collect special stickers and rewards along the way. The aim is to read up to six books, and children can read whatever they like from Surrey Libraries' excellent range, including eBooks and eAudiobooks!

The Summer Reading Challenge is now running and will end on Saturday 18 September.

Sign up for the challenge in your nearest library.

Mini Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The pre-school mini challenge is suitable for children aged 3 years and under. It is a great way to encourage families with younger children to regularly borrow and read books over the summer, especially if older siblings are taking part in the main challenge. The challenge comes with a range of activities to engage young children.

Like the main challenge, it is free of charge and open to existing and new library members.

The Mini Summer Reading Challenge is now running and will end on Saturday 18 September.

Sign up for the challenge in your nearest library.

Online Summer Reading Challenge

Children can also sign up with The Reading Agency to complete the Summer Reading Challenge online. They can create a website profile at the Summer Reading Challenge - Wild World Heroes website and set a personal reading goal for the summer. Each time they finish a book, they add it to their profile and leave a review, unlocking digital badges and online reward items along the way. Once they have achieved their Challenge goal, they can unlock a certificate. Children can also play games, enter competitions, share recommendations and more on this free, safe, moderated platform.