Summer Reading Challenge

Mischief Makers, the  Summer Reading Challenge for 2018 will launch in all Plymouth libraries on Saturday 14 July. 

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.