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Join the Gadgeteers with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday 9th July to Saturday 10th September 2022

Libraries across Devon and Torbay are calling for children to sign up to the Gadgeteers Summer Challenge and read six books this summer as part of the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.

Visit your library and collect your Gadgeteers poster!

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Illustrations © Julian Beresford 2022

The Gadgeteers!

AjayThis year, the Summer Reading Challenge’s Gadgeteers will celebrate science, technology, and solving problems while having fun with friends.

Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Gadgeteers, a team of young friends who are working together to plan an epic summer party!

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Join the Gadgeteers and discover awesome books to read.

This year’s theme encourages children to think about Eddiescience and technology, while reading any books of their choice – from fiction, to poetry, to comics, and more!

As they read more books, children will collect stickers along the way to add to their poster, helping the Gadgeteers to transform areas with their exciting inventions.

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Bespoke artwork!

JamesThe 2022 Challenge features bespoke artwork from illustrator Julian Beresford.

Children who complete the Challenge, by reading at least six books over the summer, will be awarded a certificate and medal for their achievement.

Events and activities

AishaThis year libraries will hold a wide range of events throughout the Summer Reading Challenge. Join us for an action-packed launch event on Saturday 9th July (10am – 3pm) at Newton Abbot library! There will be lots of fun and free activities, including a railway recycling challenge and interactive treasure trail.

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About the Summer Reading Challenge

LeoLibraries across Devon and Torbay are calling for children to sign up to the Gadgeteers Summer Challenge and read six books this summer as part of the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with libraries. Each year the Challenge motivates over 700,000 children nationally to keep reading to build their skills and confidence.

Completing the challenge

MaggieChildren who complete the Challenge by reading at least six books over the summer can collect a certificate and a medal from their local library.

Each child chooses their own reading goal of at least six books, and collects stickers and other rewards on their journey to completing the challenge and helping the Gadgeteers prepare for their epic summer party!

The Reading Agency

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England.

The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun and enjoyment as well as helping to prevent the summer reading 'dip'.

The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and features games, quizzes and downloadable activities that encourage children to take part in reading related activities.

You can keep a record of the books you have read via the Summer Reading Challenge website.

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This year’s theme is Gadgeteers, encouraging children to celebrate science, inventions, gadgets and problem solving.

Through taking part in the Challenge, children will be able to join the Gadgeteers to help them use their scientific know-how and make cool inventions to transform their space in time for their summer party.

 

Finished your Summer Reading Challenge and looking for more? Get started on your next adventure and sign up for The Secret Book Quest!

 

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