Summer Reading Challenge 21

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

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Are you ready to be a Wild World Hero?

Pack your bags, as from July 10th, you can join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how you can make a difference to the environment too. This year is in association with WWF for a very special nature-themed challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!

Children are invited to read six books of their choice over the summer.  Each book read helps them explore Wilderville and help the Wild World Heroes solve the environmental problems they spot along the way.  There are stickers (including some very smelly ones!) and other rewards to collect.

All children who complete the challenge will get a medal and certificate. To discover more, visit The Reading Agency website

It’s all FREE and for children of all ages.

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

How to take part

This year children can take part either online or by joining at their local library from 10th July.

To join the challenge online, visit The Reading Agency website. Click on the ‘join’ button on the right hand side and follow the instructions. You will need a parent or carer to help you create an account if you don’t already have one.

Once you have set up your account, bring confirmation to your local library to receive your joining prize. When you have finished the challenge come back to the library to collect your medal and certificate.


Summer activities

We have chosen a different animal theme and book for each week of the summer holidays. You can listen every Friday from 23rd July as Stacey reads a story on our Facebook page. During the following week you will be able to head to your local library to pick up a craft pack based on the story.

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Spark Arts theatre coming soon!

The amazing Spark Arts will also be back in libraries and parks this summer with their brand new performance called ‘Seasons.’ This interactive and socially distanced show takes place at Southglade Park, Vernon Park, Meadows, Bilborough and Strelley Libraries. Find out more on our Seasons webpage. Tickets available here.

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Summer Reading Challenge for Schools

We know that keeping children engaged in reading over the summer is very important, so if you are a school who would like to promote the Summer Reading Challenge, we have a pre-recorded assembly video below for you to show in your school. For more information about how your school can be involved please email

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Summer Activties

There's lots going on this summer at your local library!
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The wonderful Spark Arts for Children are back with a brand new show in libraries and parks!
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School's Out Day!

Our very popular School’s Out Day is back on 30th July!
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Storytelling for Children

Some of our favourite online story sites for children
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Storytime with Stacey

Enjoy a story or two with Stacey. Perfect for ages 5 to 7!
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The Big Veg Takedown

Enjoy an animated story, developed over the summer of 2020, with help from the audience! Artists, children and their families all worked together to create this exciting story.
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John Kirk

Story Hunt with John Kirk

We're going on a story hunt - interactive session with storyteller John Kirk.
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Favourite Children's Authors

Some of our favourite author sites packed with activities to keep you busy.
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Poetry Bonanza with Paul Cookson

Have a laugh with acclaimed children’s poet Paul Cookson as he tells funny and silly poems.
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