This year’s Summer Reading Challenge launched on 5 July in Manchester. The theme is Wild World Heroes and is focused on the environment and nature. Every year we encourage children to join the Challenge and read six books over the summer holidays to keep them reading, learning and having fun. This year it’s more important than ever, so why not get your family signed up at your local library – it’s free to join and free to borrow books!

Forty of our local schools have signed their pupils up to the library and Summer Reading Challenge in advance, so if your child is in one of these schools (you will have received information from school) you can start straight away. If you don’t already have a library card though, it’s really easy – just come along to your library and ask to join or join online.

Summer Reading Challenge, wild world heroes leaflet.  Join the wild world heroes this summer 5 July to 18 September
Summer Reading Challenge, wild world heroes leaflet.  Join the wild world heroes this summer 5 July to 18 September

You’ll find lots of books plus competitions, prizes, rewards and summer holiday activities at your local library. Check out the summer events on Loads to Do and for more information see our leaflet. There’s also a special SRC for under 4s.

You can also complete a book review for our competition to be in with the chance of some great prizes including a Kindle Fire! If you enjoy reading books online, you can sign up to our Borrowbox app – find out more.

Summer Reading Challenge Book review competition form download
Summer Reading Challenge Book review competition form download

You can watch our Read Manchester ambassador, Dommy B encourage you to join the challenge, and also find out how to join in at your library with our videos here:

Dommy B’s Poem for the Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge