Summer Reading Challenge

What is the Summer Reading Challenge? The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest free reading for pleasure event for children. It is run by the national charity The Reading Agency in partnership with the UK public library network. The aim of the Challenge is to encourage children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays. The Challenge offers children and families an enjoyable activity in the six-week summer break from school when reading skills and confidence can dip, commonly known as the ‘summer slide’. Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there’s a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge. The exciting new Summer Reading Challenge begins on Saturday 13th July. This year it’s all about Space as it’s the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing.  Why not check out the website on and encourage the children to continue to enjoy reading during the summer holidays, and come along to the events happening in the library.