Summer Reads@wdclibraries

We’re very excited to announce our brand new reading adventure – Summer Reads @wdclibraries! We’ve made a few changes which we hope will encourage everyone to read for pleasure over the holidays.

Running in West Dunbartonshire from the 21st of June to the 31st of August, Summer Reads is a fun, exciting and free activity for all ages. To take part all you need to do is borrow and read six (or indeed more!) library books of your choice during the summer holidays.

The main change from previous Summer Reading Challenges is that Summer Reads @wdclibraries is for people of all ages.  We’d love for families, friends, and colleagues to get involved and sign up as well as primary aged children.  So whether its babies, children, teenagers or adults, let’s share the joy of reading with everyone!

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How does Summer Reads work?

  • Sign up for Summer Reads at your local library and receive your collectors card. You can sign up at any WDC Library, including our mobile library. Remember to include your primary school name on the registration form so you can help them win the SRC Championship 2024!

  • Borrow and read six (or more) library books. These can be borrowed from our libraries or from our online collection at Each time you return a book you will receive a stamp on your collectors card.  After 6 stamps you will receive a certificate and medal alternative in keeping with our library sustainability policy.

  • Any and all library books, including audiobooks, picture books, comics & graphic novels, eBooks & eAudiobooks, count towards the challenge.

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Summer Reads School Championship

You can help your school become West Dunbartonshire Libraries’ Summer Reads Champions 2024, simply by completing the challenge. The West Dunbartonshire Council primary school with the biggest improvement in completion rate from the previous year will receive a beautiful trophy, fabulous books, and a special prize for their school, so get borrowing today!

 Prize Draw

Everyone who completes Summer Reads, by borrowing and reading six library books between 21st of June and 31st of August, will be entered into a draw for an exciting mystery prize.  We can’t tell you what it is, but we know you’ll love it! Just another reason to get involved this summer.

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Other activities

Also look out for some family friendly, free, fantastic Summer Reads events and activities taking place in our libraries over the summer holidays. Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates, or view our library summer activities timetable.

Library membership

If you’re not currently a library member, have lost your card, or can’t remember if you’ve joined the library before it’s not a problem at all, simply drop into your local branch and ask the staff there.  They’ll get you signed up and you can enjoy the many benefits of library membership while you take part in Summer Reads @wdclibraries.

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Online collection

As well as printed books, we have a great selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks available to download to phones, tablets, laptops and computers through the Borrowbox App for FREE. If you use a digital title as part of Summer Reads, simply let library staff know and they will stamp your collectors card.

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More information

If you’d like to know more about Summer Reads @wdclibraries, our Schools and Literacy Librarian, Alison Crawford will tell you all about it on our YouTube Channel.

Most importantly

Summer Reads is a free, enjoyable, focused way to encourage reading for pleasure, and most importantly it should be fun.  So pick whatever books you want, don’t worry about what anyone else is reading, and just enjoy it!