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Summer Reading Challenge 2024 Assembly

We welcome Rotherham Libraries to talk about this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Summer Reading Challenge

The 2024 Challenge starts on 22 June online and in Scotland, and on 6 July in England and Wales.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a FREE holiday activity for children. It's all about reading for fun, aiming to improve children's reading skills and confidence. The Challenge runs every year throughout the summer holidays, and all children aged 4-11 are welcome to take part.

Children can read anything they like (really - anything!) and collect free rewards for their reading.

This year's theme and how to take part

This year's Challenge theme, Marvellous Makers, is all about creativity. From dance to drawing, junk modelling to music, there's something for everyone! Children will be able to find new reads linked to their favourite creative arts, and access free activities at the library.

Children can take part for FREE, either at the library or online:

  • You can sign up at your local library and take part in person. A librarian will give you a special collector folder and help you find books to read. You'll collect special stickers and rewards for your reading.

  • You can take part online by signing up here, on the official Challenge website. You'll set up a profile with a reading goal and log your books. When you reach your goal, you will unlock a virtual badge and certificate.

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

For more information, you can visit The Reading Agency's website here.