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Summer reading challenge

Pack Your Bags, We’re Headed for Wilderville for this year's Summer Reading Challenge at a Staffordshire Library near you!

Reading is one of the most important things you can encourage your child to do this Summer! Reading helps to support catch up learning, health and wellbeing, reinforces empathy and can reinforce social connections.

How to take part at your local library

  • Visit your local Staffordshire library to sign up for the challenge.

  • You will receive a starter pack containing all the items you need to begin your reading adventure - including a pull-out poster and stickers! Take out six books and get reading!

  • When you have read your books bring them back to your local
    Staffordshire Library, and collect your completers certificate, medal and bookmark.

  • It’s totally free to take part and easy to join or re-join the library if you haven’t been in a long time and, even better, under 16s don’t pay fines!

  • Under 4s can also take part in a Summer Reading ‘Mini Challenge’ at many of our libraries – just ask when you visit.

How to take part online

  • Sign up to the Reading Agency's easy-to-use website and create a profile

  • Children set their own challenge to read any amount of books during the Summer.

  • Collect rewards with additional activities and incentives along the way, including online badges, games and videos.

  • Children can download a certificate once they have completed the Challenge.

Online activities

There's lots taking place online during the summer too! Visit Staffordshire Libraries on Facebook for fun creative activities taking place every Wednesday during the summer holidays.

Summer Reading Challenge - Facebook Post

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