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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Summer Reading Challenge

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase and is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

Aimed at 4-11 year olds, the Summer Reading Challenge, produced by the Reading Agency and delivered by libraries, is simple and fun. Children are encouraged to read 6 or more library books during the summer holidays and receive rewards along the way.

Over the summer, participating children will help the super space family the Rockets track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! As they read library books, they will solve clues and collect special stickers to complete their mission folder. Children will also receive a medal and certificate on completion. 

There is also a dedicated website for children at As well as keeping track of their progress online, there are games and competitions and children can find out what to read next using the Book Sorter.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a fun FREE activity to help keep children busy and keep up their reading through the holidays. There will be lots of exciting free or low-cost space-themed events in our libraries too!

Children can sign up at their local library from Saturday 13th July, it’s absolutely free and lasts until 7 September 2019.

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