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Get ready for a reading adventure! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge starts on 22 June online and in Scotland, and on 6 July in England and Wales.

There are two ways you can take part:

You can join the Challenge at your local library. A librarian will give you a special collector’s pack and help you find books to read for your Challenge. You’ll collect stickers and other rewards along the way!

Alternatively, take part in the Challenge online by signing up here! Set a reading goal and log your books on your profile. Reach your goal and unlock a limited-edtion online badge and a certificate.

Please note, the in-person and online Challenges are separate. Physical incentives like medals and certificates are only available via the library, for those taking part in person.

Find out more here.

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School Zone

Visit our School Zone to find fun Summer Reading Challenge ideas for your class. 

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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.