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Summer Reading Challenge

Break a Record this summer!

Let your children get caught up in an epic adventure in the library – it’s Record Breakers – the Summer Reading Challenge 2015!

Check out the website HERE!

Record Breakers is organised by The Reading Agency and local libraries – children aged between 4 and 12 are encouraged to read six or more books of their choice during the summer holiday and with posters, stickers (some of them are scratch and sniff!) and other incentives to complete the challenge, it’s a highlight of the holiday for thousands of children.  Teachers often comment that children who take part return to school as more fluent, confident readers.

A record 839,622 children took part in the challenge last summer – there is a different theme every year and children can read whatever they like - picture books, audio books, joke books, fact books – they all count.  Some libraries in Wales are also offering adults the chance to enter their own reading challenge, setting a good example to the children and with the chance to win a prize.

© Dave Warren Picture Team 2015 for The Reading Agency and with thanks to Southwark Libraries, Canada Water Library and the children from Alfred Salter Primary School

Going on holiday? Just take the books with you or download some of the free e-books from onto your e-reader or mobile device.

Taking part is FREE and the Summer Reading Challenge is just one of many exciting schemes public libraries offer to help children develop a love of reading, gain confidence and get new skills.  

Call in to your local library or visit to find out more.


Take a look at some of the great photos from the Summer Reading Challenge 2014 in Wales: 

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