The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic annual campaign that encourages children aged 4 – 11 years old to regularly visit their local library and read six books over the long summer break. This wonderful initiative helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries each year – introducing children to the magic and escapism that only literature can offer.
This year the summer reading challenge celebrates its 20th Anniversary and has a theme that’s out of this world!
Prepare for lift off as you travel across the galaxy in a very special reading mission.
There’s plenty of help and support to help your child on their reading challenge to. You can access fun online, enter competitions, play games, join in the chat and if you’re struggling for inspiration on what books to read – use their book sorter where you can see recommendations and suggestions based on books you’ve read before and the types of authors and genres you like.
Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and everyone who completes the challenge receives a certificate.
So how do you get involved?
It’s easy – pop along to your local library, sign up and get involved. The fun starts on Saturday 20th July at Barrow Library with their Summer Challenge Blast Off Event. It’s a day of fun, interactive activities for all the family; just drop in and take part. Children can even dress up in their best fancy dress and do the Space Chase treasure trail. The Theatre factory will also be performing during the day with performances at 11am and 1.30pm.
For more info, head to your local library. You can also visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/