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Ready, set, read!

The Summer Reading Challenge runs from Saturday 8 July to Saturday 9 September 2023 and is free to join. 

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Challenge 2023.

Delivered in partnership with national children's charity the Youth Sport Trust and public libraries, this year's Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep children's minds and bodies active over the summer break, empowering young people to forge new connections with others and unleash the power of play, sport, and physical activity through reading.

Taking part

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Four to 11-year-olds can sign up at their local library, receive a Ready, Set, Read! pack, then read any library books of their choice to collect special stickers and other rewards along the way.

There is a digital platform too, so the fun can carry on at home! Children can take part in the challenge at the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Contact us

For more information or to book an assembly visit from a librarian, email