Summer Reading Challenge - 2021 Wild World Heroes
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge is a national event, from the Reading Agency, which encourages children to enjoy reading and to visit their library during the summer. Borrowing 6 books over 3 visits, children get rewards and opportunities to get involved with other events and activities. It’s a great way to discover reading for pleasure and keeping up their reading skills after a difficult year.
This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes - with great new books and activities at your local Gloucestershire library to help learn more about nature and how to protect our environment!
How to take part at your local library – 10th July till 10th Sept
Pop in to your local library anytime from the 10th July. If you’re not a member, just join up at the same time - it’s all free.
Pick up your first two books and sign up with our staff who’ll give you your Summer Reading Challenge poster. That’s your first visit and you’ve started your challenge!
You then just have visit two more times – picking up another two books each time as well as other rewards such as our great stickers. On your third visit you’ll also get your completer’s certificate and medal.
Remember - there’s no rush - you’ve got until 10th September to finish but keep an eye out for what else is going on at your local library!
Check out the latest opening times for your local library here: Library Locations and Opening Times
There are also online games, competitions and digital stickers to unlock on the Summer Reading Challenge website:
Unable to visit a library? No problem, take part online!
Take a peek at the Wild World heroes coming to your library
More Summer Reading Challenge events and activities – online and at your local library
‘The Wonderful World of Ladybird Artists’ – The Museum of Gloucester’s summer exhibition celebrates Ladybird books.
Library customers taking part in the challenge to receive a free voucher to take part in a trail around the exhibition including the amazing ‘Wall of Books’!
Everyman Theatre Show – ‘Zeb and Cat save the World’ - an online show filmed at the Everyman will be available to watch from early August. More info here soon!
Meet the Author – Find some great online author events already from our friends at Read for Good.
Other events including Meet the Author – keep up to date on our online catalogue:
Gloucestershire Libraries Catalogue – just scroll down to find events !
Keep up to date!
- Visit your local library and ask about makeaway packs and other events
- Like our Gloucestershire Libraries Facebook page and follow us on Instagram!
- PLUS Join the Summer Reading Challenge Takeover - our new Facebook group – share your ideas on protecting the planet and discover some great activities!
Why not enter our Summer reading Challenge Competition? Draw yourself as a Wild World Hero!
Pick up an entry sheet up from your local library or just download it here!
All entries must be returned in person to a Gloucestershire Library to enter by Saturday 11th September - Good Luck!
Come and be a Wild World Hero at Gloucestershire Libraries!