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.  This years theme is Mischief Makers and celebrates 80 years of the much-loved Beano comic.

Calling all Mischief Makers!

Join Dennis, Gnasher and friends on a hunt for the Beanotown buried treasure!

Coming to all Inspire Libraries from Saturday 14 July

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.

It’s fun and totally free. Find out more here.

In 2017 a total of 9,732 children joined in with the Summer Reading Challenge with 5,384 going on to read all 6 books and complete the challenge.



Resources for teachers about the challenge are available here