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Summer Reading Challenge 2022

The Summer Reading Challenge is back in Inspire libraries this summer!  

This year's challenge has been developed in partnership with The Science Museum Group,  the world’s leading alliance of science museums.  

The challenge features the Gadgeteers – six fictional young innovators who, using creative thinking and teamwork, plan a party for their town’s summer fair celebration.  

Gadgeteers will be a celebration of reading, science and imagination.

The challenge, aimed at children aged 4 to 11 years, is to read six or more library books over the summer. Watch our YouTube video below to see librarian Chris explain how it works in our libraries

Children sign up at the library to start their Challenge, collecting the Gadgeteers collector poster. 

  • Borrow books and get reading!  Children choose the books they want to read, recording what they have read on their poster.  Library staff and volunteers are on hand to chat to children about books they have read.
  • For every book read, children will pick up stickers (some are smelly!) along with other rewards.  They will also discover the inventive ways the Gadgeteers are getting reading for their summer party.
  • Every child who completes the challenge, by reading 6 library books, receives a medal and certificate.

It’s all free, fun and a great way to keep children reading over the summer holidays.

The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and runs in libraries all over the country. 

The challenge, aimed at children aged 4 to 11 years, is to read six or more library books over the summer.  

In libraries, there are stickers and other rewards for every book read and children who complete the challenge receive a medal and a certificate.   

Children taking part online earn digital badges and other online rewards with a certificate to download at the end of the challenge.

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Subject areas

  • Language and Literacy

Key stages

  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Offers a free option?

  • No

Can deliver in-school?

  • No

Counts toward Arts Award?

  • No

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