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There are lots of special summer activities taking place in libraries – details are in our summer What’s On events brochure

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children can sign up at their local library, then read six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge. Pre-school, as well as primary aged children, are welcome to take part. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

This year’s theme is ‘Space Chase’. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! 

There will be a medal and certificate for all children who read 6 books to complete the challenge. This year we also have a special collector’s card for children under 3 to join in the challenge with older brothers and sisters and collect their own gold medal sticker at the end.

Photo of the Space Chase Rocket Family

More information here 

The Recyclables Summer Challenge: Space for Change Competition

Jump into your wildest imagination this summer and you could WIN the chance for your recycling story to be turned into a professionally produced animation!

If you are a child in Year 3, 4, or 5 then you can take part in this incredible competition. To enter you need to create a story describing how one of the four characters recycle into new, exciting, wow products from everyday items.

More details are available here.

Return completed entries to your local library and if you need to print out the Competition Entry Form/Storyboard we can do this for free.

Have your say

We hope you enjoy taking part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge. For a chance to win a £30 shopping voucher, please tell us about your Space Chase experience by completing the Reading Agency’s short survey

Summer Reading Challenge statistics

The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children across the country into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Last year over 94,000 children took part across the East of England. 

Summer Reading Challenge statistics for 2018

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