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Credits

Our thanks to...

Our team

The Reading Agency team and Board of Trustees who work tirelessly to ensure children keep reading over the summer.

Library partners

Our public library delivery partners and the passionate library staff who bring the Summer Reading Challenge to local communities.

Libraries Connected and the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL), along with the School Library Association (SLA) and CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group. Also thanks to Society of Chief Librarians Cymru and Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

Our creative partner for 2024

Create is a multi-award-winning charity empowering lives, reducing isolation and enhancing wellbeing through the creative arts. Since it was established in 2003, the charity has been guided by the knowledge that people need to create. A national charity that champions local priorities, Create partners with local community organisations to run high-quality creative projects for their service users. Spanning many different artforms, these projects are led by professional artists who deliver visual arts from filmmaking, jewellery-making to music, and even circus arts!

Funders and supporters

  • Arts Council England Championing, developing and investing in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.
  • The Summer Reading Challenge in Wales is supported by Welsh Government and Books Council of Wales.
  • Explore Learning Since 2001 Explore Learning has made a meaningful difference to over 300,000 young people throughout the UK. Committed to delivering outstanding maths and English tuition, Explore Learning has become a leader in the British market with 95 vibrant learning centres, an award-winning online platform and 4000 dedicated employees. It is recognised as a trusted partner for parents, schools and charities, as a place that strives to do much more than get children through a test. Here children have their individual learning needs met whilst building a life-long love of learning.
  • Libby is the library reading app by OverDrive loved by millions of readers worldwide to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more free from their local libraries. OverDrive is proud to partner with libraries in the critical role they play in supporting their communities and helping to shape a world enlightened by reading.

Publishers and providers

To all the publishers who have supported the Challenge this year by publishing wonderful books by brilliant authors and fantastic illustrators. And to the providers who support us to make as many reads available as possible.

RNIB

RNIB, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, is the UK's leading sight loss charity. They offer practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted adults, their families, carers and children with vision impairment. RNIB raise awareness of the experiences of all their customers and campaign for change to make our society more accessible for all.

Supporters

Thanks to all these organisations and individuals for your help promoting this year’s Challenge. We want to give a big shout out to our friends who have worked with us as promotional partners to ensure we reach as many families as possible.

  • British Library For research, inspiration and enjoyment, The British Library is the national library of the UK. We hold over 170 million items, from books and manuscripts to sound recordings and maps. Our Learning team offers resources, activities and workshops for children, teachers and learners of all ages. Dive into our free website for a whole host of activities inspired by the wonderful world of children's books.
  • SLA The SLA is a UK focused charity which supports everyone involved in school libraries. With over 2,000 members, we provide training and resources to help school libraries thrive and support the continuing development of all school library staff. To find out more about joining our community, visit our website, follow us on Twitter, or contact us at [email protected].

Information for adults

Schools

Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.

Families

Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.

Libraries

Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.