Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Challenge is open to pre-school and primary school aged children and is for all reading abilities. It is free to take part.

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This year The Reading Agency has teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust to encourage children to unleash the power of play, sport and physical activity through reading.

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How to take part

  • Children sign up at their local library or Mobile library where they’ll be given a collector’s folder and bookmark
  • Read six library books of their choice during the holidays
  • Collect a sticker for each book read - some are scratch and sniff

When they finish they will receive a certificate and medal. Under-3s will receive a special sticker medal.

Children can sign up from Saturday 8 July. Once the holidays start, they can collect their stickers at any time that we are open.

Summer Reading Challenge Activities

Many libraries hold special listening sessions when children can talk to a member of staff or a young volunteer about the books they are reading.

Ask at your local library, follow social media, pick up a copy of our What’s On in Cambridgeshire Libraries brochure. Or visit Library.Live What's On to find out about all activities.

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