The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday.
Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. The Challenge celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
How it works
Children can read whatever they like – fiction, fact books, poetry, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library.
Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there’s a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge.
The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. Schools work with local libraries and give out information to encourage children to take part, and most libraries run Summer Reading Challenge linked early years activity for pre-schoolers.
Throughout the Summer Reading Challenge, library staff and teenage and adult volunteers support children, helping them to discover new authors and explore a wide range of different types of books.
- Librarians can find more information about running the Summer Reading Challenge on our practitioner page
- Teachers can find more information about getting involved in the Summer Reading Challenge on our schools page
To find out more, please click on the link below, or visit Pork Pie Library
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The school also has lots of leaflets, so please ask at reception.