Hi everyone, and welcome to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge! The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event aimed at 4 – 11 year olds where children are encouraged to read six (or more) books of their choice during the summer holidays. We’re delighted that we are able to run the Summer Reading Challenge as normal this year, and can’t wait to see you back in our libraries. We have lots of new books, just waiting for you to borrow them…
This year’s theme is “Wild World Heroes” – teaming up with WWF for a very special nature themed challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet! Featuring amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas on taking care of our environment, discover how YOU can help make a positive difference to the world around you.
Our libraries are open, so you can take part in the Summer Reading Challenge as normal, although we may not be able to hold the exciting library activities that usually accompany it.
At the heart of the Challenge is children choosing and reading any books – in any format – that they like.
Novels, fact books, short stories, picture books, joke books, comics, and audiobooks all count. We just want you to carry on a love of reading throughout the summer holiday period. Teachers often tell us that children who take part in the Summer Reading Challenge return to school with a new enthusiasm for reading too.
The Challenge is a great time to share and talk about books as a family and to celebrate your child’s reading achievements. Sitting down with your own book, newspaper or magazine sets a good example to children – they will copy you – and reading a book together can really encourage a love of stories.
We couldn’t run our SRC Championship last year, but this year it’s back with a vengeance! This is a fabulous inter-school competition for all WDC primary schools, with the winner showing the highest completion rate per capita. A fantastic prize, and the glorious Championship trophy awaits the winner.
Who will it be for 2021...?
While your child chooses their books for Wild World Heroes, why not browse our online offer yourself and discover the range of books, audio, newspapers, magazines and comics we have available digitally? All available, all year, always free.
Not a library member? No problem, it’s super easy to join using our online membership form.
Wild World Heroes Packs are available to collect from your local library (while stocks last) with lots of crafts and activities to complete at home while you take on the Summer Reading Challenge.
Pick up your pack today!
Looking for a fun, family-friendly, free activity this summer? Then look no further than our WD Libraries Park Treasure Hunts!
Running from the 19th of July to the 3rd of September, they're a great way to explore your local parks, spend family time outdoors, and become a Wild World Hero!
What's not to love?!!
Simply hand your completed sheet into any WD Library before Friday 3rd of September to be in with a chance of winning an awesome prize.
This year we will be having lots of fun, free and environmentally minded activities for you to take part in throughout the summer holidays on our social media pages so why not log in and join in!
The Summer Reading Challenge start on Saturday 19th June 2021Challenge and ends on Friday 3rd September 2021.