About the Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest reading for pleasure programme for children, presented by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with libraries. The Challenge encourages children aged 4-11 to keep reading during the school summer holidays. They set a reading goal and can read anything they enjoy! Public libraries issued over 12 million children’s books (including eBooks and audiobooks) during last year’s Challenge. The Challenge is proven to significantly improve children’s reading confidence, making sure they are ready for their return to school in the autumn. It also gives families the chance to access books and fun family activities throughout the summer – all for free. The Challenge reaches around 700,000 children each year, and 75% of children taking part last year improved their reading skills over the holidays.
Ready, Set, Read!
Ready, Set, Read! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about games and sports. Children will join a fictional team (and their animal mascots!) as they use their skills to weave their way through a summer obstacle course. Developed in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust, the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge will celebrate play and participation, encouraging children to engage in games and sports in any way that best suits them.
How it Works
Children of primary school age can join up at their local Warwickshire County Council library from Saturday 8th July. They will borrow and read books, eBooks and audiobooks, collect special stickers and rewards for reading, attend fun, free events throughout the holidays and collect a medal & certificate for completing the challenge. Children can also take part via the official Summer Reading Challenge website, where they can sign up for a free Challenge profile and get book recommendations and tips for accessing books for free at home. They can review books, unlock digital rewards, and access competitions, videos and games.