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We are currently experiencing high staff shortages. As a result some libraries are working on reduced hours and services or temporary closures.
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Summer Reading Challenge 2022: Gadgeteers

Join the Gadgeteers this summer!

The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge for children runs until 10th September


How to Join:

Visit your local library to join the challenge. Make 3 visits and borrow at least 6 books to complete the Challenge. Each child will receive a Gadgeteer pack when they join.

You can find out the latest opening times for your local library here  and find out what to expect when you visit



Summer Reading Challenge events at Gloucestershire libraries can be found here 

Look out for a range of free events and activities being held in libraries around the county throughout the summer. We'd love to see you and your family!


The Challenge:

Join Aisha, Leo, Maggie, Eddie, James and Ajay :the Gadgeteers!  Brought to life by children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford, the Gadgeteers use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind a range of interests, from fashion and technology to cooking and music.

Explore our Gloucestershire library catalogue, or explore the Gadgeteers website for  book collection and other activities. The Gadgeteers challenge will help to spark children’s curiosity about the world around them and encourage them to feed their imagination over the summer holiday.

Be boggled by brilliant facts, gaze at the stars and be inspired by tales of creativity and invention. 


More information: 

Find out more, including free activities and book fun, online via the challenge website.

The Summer Reading Challenge  is run by the Reading Agency charity in partnership with public libraries, reaching more than 700,000 children across the UK each year! The Challenge supports reading skills and confidence, and helps to reduce the ‘dip’ in reading skills while children are out of school.

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