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Summer Reading Challenge

summer reading challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge…coming to a Library near you!

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, delivered in partnership with libraries and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. The aim of the program is to keep children reading over the summer and supporting caregivers with children already at home. You can get involved at your local library and online.

This year the Summer Reading Challenge is teaming up with WWF to deliver a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!

So, without further ado, pack your bags and get ready to join the Wild World Heroes as they head to Wilderville!

It’s a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there. Join the crew and discover how you can make a difference too.

Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our planet.

With school life disrupted and many children missing the company of their friends, this year’s fun-filled Summer Reading Challenge will be all the more vital as a way of helping caregivers find fun, family-friendly activities, maintain literacy levels and create a safe space for children to connect with their peers.

What you need to know

  • The challenge runs from July to September 2021
  • For ages 4 to 11 years
  • It’s FREE to access

There are a range of activities including; games, quizzes and digital downloads. Children and their families are encouraged to take part!

How it works

  1. Sign up at your local Redbridge library
  2. Choose your reading goal (we recommend six books)
  3. Read any book (including audiobooks, graphic novels etc.) of your choice
  4. Collect special stickers and other rewards along the way!

Are you ready for the challenge?

Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website or email
If your child doesn’t have library membership, join online now

Reading Challenge collections

Explore some of our reading collections via our virtual library on Overdrive!