The Challenge aims to tackle the summer reading ‘dip’ during the school break by encouraging children to set themselves a personal reading goal to achieve over the summer holidays.  The Challenge seeks to motivate them with activities and competitions that celebrate the benefits of reading.

We also have a pilot scheme of 40 primary schools that have signed up to join all their pupils to both the library and The Summer Reading Challenge automatically.  The 16,000 children at these schools will be joined by thousands of others across the city who are also invited to join the Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge is to read 6 library books and receive a certificate and medal, with incentives along the way. Readers can look forward to online drawing sessions, live read-a-longs with award-winning authors, and a prize draw.  There is also a mini challenge for the Under 4’s, so the whole family can get involved.