Summer Reading Challenge

The theme for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 is Gadgeteers and has been developed in partnership with the Science Museum Group, the world's leading group of science museums. The Challenge will inspire children to look at science in all its forms, from fashion and sport to music and food.Summer Reading Challenge 2022 image illustrating Gadgeteer characters.

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries, encourages children aged from 4 to 11 to continue reading throughout the summer holidays. The aim of the Challenge is to read up to six books, collecting special stickers and rewards along the way. Children will need to be a member of the library to sign up for the challenge but joining the library does not take long and is free. All reading counts including audiobooks, eBooks and eComics!

We are excited to announce that this year Surrey Libraries will be taking part in a special pilot working with up to 14 Surrey schools. Children at these schools will be issued with a library card if they don't already have one and automatically signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge. During the summer holidays, the children will be able to collect their rewards in their local library. Every child who completes the Challenge will be presented with their certificate in a special celebratory school assembly.

Younger children can join in The Mini Challenge, aimed at children three years and younger. Children will receive a sticker collection card when they register and a sticker for every book read. If they read six books within the challenge, they'll receive a special gold medal sticker and a certificate.

The challenge will launch on Saturday 9 July.