Schools out for Summer

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4-11 to read six books during the long summer holiday.

Children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays.  Every year, the annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three-quarters of a million children across the country into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence.


There is a different theme each year.  Children can read whatever they like-fact books, joke books, picture books, audiobooks - just as long as they are borrowed from the library.

Every time children finish a book they get stickers and rewards and there's a certificate for everyone who finishes.

Get Involved

Head to your local library during the summer holidays and enrol. 

It's completely free and anybody can take part!

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all school children and is designed for all reading abilities.  Towards the end of June each year, our local Primary Schools work with us to give out information and invitations to encourage children to take part.

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We produce super-sized materials for children who are visually impaired or have visually impaired parents/carers.  This material can also help children with learning disabilities and dyslexia.

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