Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2023

The Reading Agency and Buckinghamshire Libraries are so excited for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge 2023! Get ready for 'Ready, Set, Read!', Summer Reading Challenge 2023 coming soon to your local library this summer.

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Launching on Saturday 8 July and finishing on Saturday 16 September

This summer, children aged 4-11 can visit Buckinghamshire Libraries to join a superstar team and their marvellous mascots and get involved in a Summer Reading Challenge themed around the power of play, sport, games and physical activity.

This year’s Challenge is a celebration of sports, games and teamwork in partnership with the Youth Sports Trust.

How to take part for ages 4 to 11

  1. Sign up at your local library to take part in this year’s Challenge and receive a Ready, Set, Read collector's folder
  2. Children set their reading goal (we suggest six books) and borrow and read library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting a special sticker for each book
  3. Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal

Pre-school Mini Challenge

The pre-school challenge is suitable for children aged 3 years and under and is a great way to encourage families with younger children to regularly borrow and read books over the summer, especially if older siblings are taking part in the main Challenge.

Fun library events this Summer

View our upcoming library events.

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