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Summer Reading Challenge 2022
The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.
Each year the Challenge motivates over 700,000 children to keep reading to build their skills and conﬁdence.
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is Gadgeteers, created in partnership with Science Museum Group and illustrated by top children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford.
This year’s theme ‘Gadgeteers’ will spark children’s curiosity about the world around them. With resources and activities from the Science Museum Group, the Challenge focuses on inspiring children to see the science and innovation behind everyday objects, showing that reading and science are for everyone.
The Challenge and the accompanying book collection will show that imagination can unlock endless possibilities, and the library is where this starts. Through taking part in the Challenge, with free packs from public libraries or on the children’s website, children will be able to join six fictional ‘Gadgeteers.’ The characters use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind a whole range of interests from fashion and technology to cooking and music.
The Challenge will launch in libraries in Scotland and N.I. on Saturday 25 June and in England and Wales on Saturday 9 July. Children can also join in the fun online, here on the official Challenge website.
Click on the link below and it will take you to a page that looks that this. Once there you will be about to read a page from one one of these great reads to see it's one that interests you.
Borrowing Books from your Library
You can borrow books, eBooks and audiobooks to enjoy for free from your local library.
Visit the Library Zone and use the handy search to find library services in your area.
Choose your nearest service and follow the link to their website, where you can find out more about joining and visiting your local library.
You’ll also be able to find information on your library’s e-lending services, so you can borrow books while you’re at home.
Check out CILIP’s National Shelf Service on YouTube for more book fun.
Websites and Apps
Libraries offer lots of books in digital formats. If you’re a library member already, you can go directly to these e-book lenders and sign in with your library information. Visit your local library website to find out more about borrowing books online or if you don't have a library card, then you can sign up here: https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/about-us/join-us/ Remember to ask your parents first as they will need to help you.
With the BorrowBox library app, you can browse, borrow and download amazing titles by your favourite authors from the comfort of your own home or when you’re out and about. Ask your parents to help get the app today from your App Store or Google Play and start enjoying incredible eBooks and eAudiobooks straight away via your local library.
OverDrive is a great digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. They deliver the industry’s largest catalogue of e-books, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 43,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries. Users access OverDrive library services via the award-winning app Libby. ASK YOUR PARENTS FIRST.