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Summer reading challenge 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 is now finished for this year.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure.  This can be a problem for schools to put right in the new term, and The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge really helps by getting three quarters of a million children into libraries over the summer. There is no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department of Education.

The Summer Reading Challenge is primarily aimed at 4-11 year olds and is simple and fun.

Children signup at their local library and then read (or listen to) six library books to gain a medal and certificate, collecting stickers along the way.

We’re sorry you missed out on this year’s challenge, but keep checking this webpage for updates on The Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

Last updated: 02 October 2017. Was this information helpful?

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