Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place during the school holidays every summer at a library near you.

The challenge, aimed at 4 to 11 year-olds, is to read six or more books over the summer.

Children who take part:

  • are more enthusiastic about reading
  • maintain their reading level over the holidays
  • return to schools keen and ready to learn
  • boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Summer Reading Challenge 2016

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge celebrates 100 years of the brilliant Roald Dahl. 

The Big Friendly Read runs at all libraries in Nottinghamshire from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 11 September. 

It’s fun, it’s friendly and totally FREE. Find out more at

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