Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is a fun summer activity that encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure. The Challenge is presented by The Reading Agency, delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England.

Summer Reading Challenge 2022 Gadgeteers

The theme for this year's Summer Reading Challenge - 'Gadgeteers' - will spark children's curiosity about the world around them. The Challenge focuses on inspiring children to see the science and innovation behind everyday objects. Resources and activities from the Science Museum Group help show that reading and science are for everyone.

The Challenge will run in all Bexley Libraries and is open to children of all ages and reading ability.

Children read 6 books of their choice over the summer holidays and collect cards and rewards along the way. They receive a medal and certificate when they complete the challenge.

Gadgeteers started on Saturday 9 July and will run all through the summer until Saturday 10 September 2022.

Visit the Reading Agency website to find out more.

Summer Reading Challenge online

Visit where children can:

  • Create a profile and a reading wish list
  • Add their latest reads to their profile to unlock progress badges
  • Enter the codes printed on the core stickers to unlock surprises
  • Search for their next read using the Book Sorter

Have Your Say

Complete a short survey to be in with a chance to win a £30 shopping voucher!

Once your child has completed the Summer Reading  Challenge please consider answering the Reading Agency’s short survey. It’s easy to access on a smartphone and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Any family completing the survey will have the option to be entered into a prize draw to win a £30 shopping voucher.

Find the survey at

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