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The 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 6 or more books over the summer.

Summer Reading Challenge 2015

The 2015 Summer Reading Challenge will run from 11 July to 6 September in your local Nottinghamshire library.

This year The Reading Agency has teamed up with Guinness World records to bring Record Breakers this year’s amazing Summer Reading Challenge.  Getting children involved in the Challenge is an ideal way for schools to support reading for pleasure and for families to discover the wealth of activities libraries have to offer. 

The challenge is free and everyone who takes part benefits!

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

Record Breakers Challenge

It is easy to get involved in the Record Breaks Challenge:

  • Each child signs up at their local library
  • Children borrow and read at least 6 books of their own choice during the summer, collecting stickers along the way
  • Library staff and volunteers provide guidance, activities and fun
  • After completing the challenge children receive a certificate and a medal
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There are also other ways that you can engage with the Summer Reading Challenge through the Record Breakers website or you can download the free App to keep on track with the Challenge. 


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