Summer Reading Challenge Logo with children illustrations

Summer Reading Challenge Activities in Libraries

Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading Agency. 

We are excited to introduce this year's theme - Wild World Heroes; a celebration of nature and action for the environment, in partnership with WWF UK. The aim of the challenge is to get children to read six books of their choice from their local library during the summer holidays. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to twelve. It is run in every public library in Northumberland and it is completely free. Saturday 10 July is the official launch date, so you can go to your local library and sign up on that day or any time up to Saturday 28 August

Visit our website to find out more about completing the Summer Reading Challenge

All events are FREE but must be booked in advance on Keep checking as we will be adding more events throughout the summer. A number of libraries will also be offering do it yourself craft activities to do in the library or to take home and do.




Every child who completes the Challenge will be awarded a medal and a special certificate and will be entered in to a prize draw to win an amazing wildlife adventure – a Grey Seal Cruise with Billy Shiel’s Boat Trips – and the family can come along too!