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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 will be ‘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.

Children can sign up for the challenge from Saturday 13 July.

Photo of the Space Chase Rocket Family

More information here 

There will be lots of special summer activities taking place in libraries – details will be in our summer What’s On events brochure – out soon! 

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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