Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to eleven. It will run in all Plymouth libraries and it is completely free!

From Saturday 15 July, visit any Plymouth Library to sign up and pick up an Animal Agent's folder.  All you need to do is read 6 books over the Summer Holiday and tell us about them. They can be any books you like - novels, fact books, joke books, eBooks and audiobooks all count. 

Collect stickers and prizes for every two books you read. Every child that who completes the challenge will be presented with a medal at their library and a certificate during their school assembly in the autumn. 

Under 4s can join in with the mini challenge. 

There's loads of activities taking place to support the challenge. Visit our what's on page for details. 

Lunch at the Library 

This year we're joining in with CaterEd's Big Summer Food Tour. Every Wednesday in August children will be able to pick up a free lunch at Devonport Library, St Budeaux Library and a Pop-up library at the Four Greens Centre in Whitleigh. They'll be lots of family friendly activities taking place and it's all for free. 

Find out more about Lunch at the Library

Volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge!

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Want to give back to your community? Do you like reading? Looking for great skills and experience for your personal statement or CV?

Download and complete our volunteering application form, hand it in at any library for the attention of the Development Officer (Volunteering) or email a copy to

Download Apply to be a library volunteer [PDF, 120KB]

Want to know more? Email us or phone 01752 305900.