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This website hosts the annual Summer Reading Challenge and Winter Mini Challenge. To find out more about this year's Challenge and how to sign up, or to find information about using this website at home, please visit our Help page.

Here in the Home Zone you will find the latest opportunities available for families, reading tips to encourage even reluctant readers to develop a love of stories, and free resources.

For helpful links and information for families with pre-school children, visit our Pre-School Zone.

Arts Award Discover at Home

If you want to celebrate reading and creativity, Arts Award have a free resource pack to support families to learn, read and be creative together. Discover at Home is a special version of Arts Award Discover, the first level of Arts Award. Find out more and download your pack here.

Young people and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

For young people aged 14+, volunteering at a library to support the delivery of the Challenge can count towards the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award! If you know any young people who would like to volunteer, you can encourage them to contact their local library to ask about volunteering opportunities. Find out more.

(Please note that volunteering opportunities may vary depending on your local library authority.)

Stay up-to-date

Like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest Challenge news and to access special offers and competitions from our publisher partners. You can also join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on the latest news and offers from The Reading Agency.

Have a question about using this website?

Visit our Help page if you have a question about using this website.

About The Reading Agency

The Summer Reading Challenge is developed by The Reading Agency, delivered in partnership with public libraries, and funded by Arts Council England.

The Reading Agency is a UK charity with a mission to empower people of all ages to read. Visit our website to find out more about our work, and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date with all our latest news and offers.

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Information for adults


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


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.


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