Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place during the school holidays every summer at a library near you.

The challenge, aimed at 4 to 11 year-olds, is to read six or more library books over the summer.  

Each year's challenge has a different theme.  In 2018 the theme was  Mischief Makers and celebrated 80 years of the much-loved Beano comic. 

In Nottinghamshire 9,427 children took part with 5,010 going on to read all 6 books and complete the challenge.

About the Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and runs in libraries all over the country.   

Children who take part:

  • are more enthusiastic about reading
  • maintain their reading level over the holidays
  • return to schools’ keen and ready to learn
  • boost their confidence and self-esteem.

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