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Summer Reading Challenge

Take on this annual challenge to boost reading confidence throughout the summer holidays

Central Library

21st July 2023 - 4th September 2023


This summer, children aged 4-11 can visit Middlesbrough 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.

Through taking part in the Challenge, with free materials from Middlesbrough Libraries and online via the Challenge website, children will be encouraged to keep their minds and bodies active over the summer break. The characters – brought to life by children’s author and illustrator Loretta Schauer – navigate a fictional summer obstacle course and track their reading as they go, rewarded by free incentives including stickers.

Through activity challenge cards from the Youth Sport Trust, and an exciting, themed book collection, the Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep imaginations moving over the school holiday. By participating in the challenge at Middlesbrough Libraries young people will have the opportunity to explore new reading material, develop skills, and discover new interests.

Keep up-to-date with the challenge by visiting the Middlesbrough Libraries social media account.

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