Summer Reading Challenge launches in Gloucestershire libraries

Libraries across Gloucestershire are once again taking part in the page-turning Summer Reading Challenge – with this year’s theme helping to spark children’s curiosity about the world around them through new books and free activities.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Children reading at home
Kids can enjoy a summer of reading and free activities at their local Gloucestershire library.

Providing kids with an absorbing activity throughout the summer holidays, Gloucestershire's libraries are getting involved in the Summer Reading Challenge for 2022.

Each year, the event encourages children from across the county to get involved by reading six books connected to a specific theme – with this year’s ‘Gadgeteers' theme helping young readers to discover the science behind all kinds of every day interests, from cooking and tech to fashion and music.

Kicking off in local libraries from Saturday 9 July 2022, Gloucestershire children are invited to pop in, register and start recording their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

The scheme will run for two months until Saturday 10 September 2022, when it’s hoped that children will have read six books — with online games, activity sheets and digital badges to unlock, not to mention workshops and story time sessions to join in with at libraries across the county.

The Summer Reading Challenge is completely free, available in all libraries operated by Gloucestershire County Council as well as online for those who can’t make it in person.

After completing the challenge, little bookworms will receive a certificate and a medal to celebrate their achievement.

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