Summer Reading Challenge

Sign up in all Plymouth libraries from Saturday 14 July. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at 4 to eleven year olds and takes place every year during the summer holidays. Just sign up at your local library, then read six library books (including eBooks) of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

This year we’re taking a trip to Beanotown, where rumour has it there’s a treasure chest full of epic pranks waiting to be discovered…

All libraries will have free activities and events to keep your children occupied during the holiday. 

See library activities

Mini-Challenge for pre-schoolers

Children who are not yet at school can take part in the mini-challenge and collect stickers for each book they share at home. For six books they will receive a sticky gold medal of their own, and a certificate.

Lunch at the Library 

Every Wednesday in August pick up a free Lunch at the Library and join in with family friendly activities. 

Volunteers needed!

The Summer Reading Challenge is a UK-wide programme which aims to keep children reading during the summer break.

Research has shown that children who take part in the Summer Reading Challenge keep up their reading skills much more than those who don't.

As a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer you will:

  • help prepare the Summer Reading Challenge
  • help promote the Summer Reading Challenge in local schools and elsewhere
  • listen to children telling you about the books they've read
  • hand out rewards to children at appropriate stages of the Summer Reading Challenge
  • encourage children to complete the Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will run from Saturday 14 July to Saturday 15 September. You'll need to commit at least six hours over the course of those months.

Find out how to apply on our Volunteer in a Library page or email library@plymouth.gov.uk or more information.