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Summer Reading Challenge 2020


What is the digital Summer Reading Challenge?


  • Sandwell Libraries hosts a Summer Reading Challenge every year where children and families can go into their libraries and sign up for free. The Reading Challenge can be joined at any point during the summer, and gives children an incentive to read at least 6 books during the school holiday. You may have taken part previously
  • Due to libraries being temporarily shut, the Reading Agency (who arrange the Summer Reading Challenge nationally) have created a website that you can access for free and participate with the challenge from home
  • It’s so easy to take part. Children sign up to the easy-to-use website and create their own profile at from 5th June onwards.
  • Children set their own reading target, being encouraged to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction; in digital or print format; from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home.
  • Each time they finish a book, children add it to their profile and can write a review. They are rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos.
  • Families are encouraged to join in and ‘Get Silly’ with downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. With new content to enjoy each week, the fun will continue throughout the summer to keep families engaged.
  • You receive a downloadable certificate once you’ve completed your challenge!