Summer reading challenge | Oldham Council

The Reading Agency and Oldham Libraries present:

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Arriving in your local library and online this summer…

The Summer Reading Challenge is taking place at all libraries in Oldham and Gallery Oldham from Saturday 15 July until Saturday 16 September.

The challenge, aimed at children aged 4 to 11 years, is to read six or more library books over the summer or to challenge your own personal reading goal.

There are stickers and rewards to collect and children who complete the challenge receive a medal and a certificate. Children taking part online earn digital badges and other online rewards with a certificate to download at the end of the challenge.

All children who complete the challenge will be entered into a free prize draw to win a Kindle Fire.

Children who take part:

  • are more enthusiastic about reading
  • maintain their reading level over the holidays
  • return to schools keen and ready to learn
  • boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Every book they read will take them to the next level on their way to becoming a reading champion. Reading eBooks or listening to eAudiobooks on BorrowBox which you can access for free, also counts towards the challenge.

Join the Ready, Set, Read! team (and their animal mascots) as they use their skills to weave their way through a summer obstacle course. Forge new connections with others, follow in the steps of your favourite sporting heroes and rise to the challenge!

We kick start the summer with Sign Up Saturday on 15 July at Oldham Library with smoothie bikes, circus performers, crazy golf and World Champion skater, Jenna Downing.

Sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge - Eventbrite website

We look forward to having you on our team this summer!

Summer Reading Challenge events - Eventbrite website

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