Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Every year, the Summer Reading Challenge encourages and supports children to enjoy a summer of brilliant books.

This year's theme is 'Wild World Heroes' and, in partnership with the wildlife charity World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), we'll be looking at how we can look after our planet and local environment. 

    Between Saturday 10 July and Sunday 12 September, children and young people are invited to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge and earn some wonderful gifts.

    Charlie the robin, Summer Reading ChallengeTaking part

    From Saturday 10 July, 4 to 11-year-olds can join the challenge.

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    This year's Summer Reading Challenge gifts

    • Visit 1 - Core pack and sticker set 1 
    • Visit 2 -​​ Sticker set 2, pencil and bookmark 
    • Visit 3 - Medal, certificate, sticker and jitterbug 

    Please note: Available while stocks last.

    Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge events 

    We'll also be hosting a range of online and COVID-19 safe outdoor events, including a family quiz on Saturday 10 July, 11.30am to 12.15pm, to launch this year's challenge.

    View programme of events

    Photography competition

    From Saturday 10 July, we'll be running a wildlife photography competition for 4 to 18-years-old.

    We're looking for keen young photographers (aged 4 to 18-years-old) to capture images of the borough's wildlife with our wildlife photography competition.

    The closing date for entries is Sunday 5 September.

    Find out more about the competition  

    BorrowBox logoFree digital books and audio books

    If you're looking for new books for the challenge, why not browse BorrowBox?

    BorrowBox offers library card holders the chance to borrow digital books and audio books for free on their computer or smart device. 

    Choose from a range of books, featuring some from popular children's authors, including JK Rowling, Roald Dahl and David Walliams. 

    Please note that if your children access BorrowBox unsupervised they might have access to content that it is deemed unsuitable. Please see BorrowBox Terms and Conditions for further information.

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    Page last updated: 10 Jul 2021