Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge

The Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read at least six library books of your choice to collect special stickers and other incentives along the way – all for FREE. There’s a website to add to the fun too!
 

This year the Reading Agency, Tesco Bank and Scottish libraries are delighted to present Animal Agents - a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends is specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way.

Are you up for the challenge?

See below for a list of activities taking place at your local library. Kids' sign up and more fun available at www.animal-agents.org.uk

For more general information visit www.readingagency.org.uk/summerreadingchallenge.

 

Ollie and the Otter with Emily Dodd  - FULLY BOOKED

Date: 6th July 2017

Location: Melrose Library

Time: 10.30am–11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages: 3-6 (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Ollie the osprey loves catching fish but he’s useless at throwing them! And if he can’t throw a fish to Isla, she’ll never become his friend.  Can Rory the otter help?  A brilliant, engaging story about the loveable birds and animals of the Scottish Highlands.

Booking essential  – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Ollie and the Otter with Emily Dodd - FULLY BOOKED

Date: 6th July 2017

Location: Hawick Library

Time: 2pm–3pm

Cost: Free

Ages:  3-6

 (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Ollie the osprey loves catching fish but he’s useless at throwing them! And if he can’t throw a fish to Isla, she’ll never become his friend.  Can Rory the otter help?  A brilliant, engaging story about the loveable birds and animals of the Scottish Highlands.

Booking essential - please contact Hawick Library on 01450 364640 or Email: libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 13th July 2017

Location: Galashiels Library

Time: 10.30am–11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential - please contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or Email:

libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Zoolab

Date: 18th July 2017

Location: Selkirk Library

Time: 11.00 am – 12 noon

Cost: £2 per child

Ages 5+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Zoolab presents Animal Detectives – join Zoolab for a fantastical tale of mystery and intrigue!

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email:

libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Zoolab

Date: 18th July 2017

Location: Peebles Library

Time: 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Cost: £2 per child

Ages 5+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Zoolab presents Animal Detectives – join Zoolab for a fantastical tale of mystery and intrigue!

Booking essential - please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 19th July 2017

Location: Innerleithen Library Contact Centre

Time: 10.30am–11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 20th July 2017

Location: Melrose Library

Time: 10.30am–11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 25th July 2017

Location: Peebles Library

Time: 10.30am–11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential - please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 25th July 2017

Location: Duns Library Contact Centre

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 26th July 2017

Location: Earlston Library

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 26th July 2017

Location: Selkirk Library

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 27th July 2017

Location: Eyemouth Library

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 31st July 2017

Location: Hawick Library

Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential - please contact Hawick Library on 01450 364640 or Email: libhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 1st August 2017

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre

Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 2nd August 2017

Location: Jedburgh Library Contact Centre

Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 2nd August 2017

Location: Coldstream Library Contact Centre

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – LoveScience

Date:  3rd August 2017

Location: Peebles Library

Time: 10.30am – 11.30 am

Cost: £2 per child

Ages 6+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

WHO FRAMED GOLDILOCKS? A FORENSIC CHALLENGE - Will those bears never learn!  They come back to their picnic to find half eaten sandwiches, empty bottles of juice and, worst of all - the chocolate's disappeared. We know that Goldilocks has form but she insists she is innocent -  can you use bite marks, finger prints, DNA analysis and footprints to find the real culprit?

Booking essential - please contact Peebles Library on 01721 726333 or Email: libpeebles@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – LoveScience

Date:  3rd August 2017

Location: Galashiels Library

Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm

Cost: £2 per child

Ages 6+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

WHO FRAMED GOLDILOCKS? A FORENSIC CHALLENGE  - Will those bears never learn!  They come back to their picnic to find half eaten sandwiches, empty bottles of juice and, worst of all - the chocolate's disappeared. We know that Goldilocks has form but she insists she is innocent -  can you use bite marks, finger prints, DNA analysis and footprints to find the real culprit?

Booking essential - please contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or Email: libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Agents Activities

Date: 8th August 2017

Location: Galashiels Library

Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Cost: Free

Ages:  4+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Last year you made masks, keyrings and bookmarks!  What will you make this year?  (If you like googly eyes & glitter this event is for you!)

Booking essential - please contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or Email: libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk

 

Animal Man’s Amazing Mini Zoo

Date:  10th August 2017

Location: Eyemouth Library

Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: £2 per child

Ages: 5+ (under 8’s accompanied by an adult please)

Get up close and personal with some weird and wonderful critters.  Some are cute and cuddly!  Some are not……  Whatever the animal, you can hold them if you feel brave enough and Animal Man will astound you with some amazing facts!

Booking essential – please contact Library HQ 01750 726400 or Email: libraries@liveborders1.org.uk