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What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and mini challenges, and play games.

Parents or carers

Looking for information about the Summer Reading Challenge and using the website? You can find out more here.


Getting involved with the Summer Reading Challenge can benefit your pupils. Find out more here.

Summer-volunteer Aged 13-24? Volunteer in your local library to support the Summer Reading Challenge and help children read. Find out more.