Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017
  • Participating local libraries include:
    Stevenage Central Library, Southgate, SG1 1HD
    Stevenage Old Town Library, 38 High Street, SG1 3EF
    SG1 1HD
Discover a wild reading adventure at your library this summer! Illustrations © Tony Ross for The Reading Agency

Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 runs Saturday 15 July to Saturday 9 September in all Hertfordshire Libraries.

We're challenging children to read six library books of their choice over the holidays and then return to their local library to tell our friendly staff about them.

As they tackle this year's free challenge, young readers will investigate a strange library mystery and catch a crafty crook with the help of the Animal Agents: an amazing team of crime-busting creatures specially designed by best-selling Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.

There are exciting rewards to collect along the way, featuring all the clues needed to crack the case. Children who finish by Saturday 9 September could even win a ticket to an exclusive author event! To sign up, simply visit your local library from 15 July to collect a free starter pack.

Overseen by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic way for children of all ages and abilities to maintain their reading skills and confidence over the holidays and develop a lifelong love of reading for pleasure.

With 20,000 Hertfordshire children taking part last year, would you want to miss out?

Illustrations © Tony Ross for The Reading Agency

Future dates
  • Thursday 27th July
  • Friday 28th July
  • Saturday 29th July
  • Sunday 30th July
  • Monday 31st July
  • Tuesday 1st August
  • Wednesday 2nd August
  • Thursday 3rd August
  • Friday 4th August
  • Saturday 5th August
  • Sunday 6th August
  • Monday 7th August
  • Tuesday 8th August
  • Wednesday 9th August
  • Thursday 10th August
  • Friday 11th August
  • Saturday 12th August
  • Sunday 13th August
  • Monday 14th August
  • Tuesday 15th August
  • Wednesday 16th August
  • Thursday 17th August
  • Friday 18th August
  • Saturday 19th August
  • Sunday 20th August
  • Monday 21st August
  • Tuesday 22nd August
  • Wednesday 23rd August
  • Thursday 24th August
  • Friday 25th August
  • Saturday 26th August
  • Sunday 27th August
  • Monday 28th August
  • Tuesday 29th August
  • Wednesday 30th August
  • Thursday 31st August
  • Friday 1st September
  • Saturday 2nd September
  • Sunday 3rd September
  • Monday 4th September
  • Tuesday 5th September
  • Wednesday 6th September
  • Thursday 7th September
  • Friday 8th September
  • Saturday 9th September
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