Summer Reading Challenge

Every year Live Borders Libraries take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

The hugely popular challenge is free and aimed at primary school children aged four to 12. It enables children to build on their reading skills and develop a love of books and libraries during the school holidays, a time when there is normally a dip in children's literacy skills.

Sign up

Children can sign up at their local library each year as the summer term draws to a close. Children receive a special collector's pack when they sign up, with stickers to collect as they read their way through the Challenge.

The Challenge

The challenge is simple:

  • Read six or more library books during the summer holidays
  • Read all six books to complete your challenge and you will be awarded a special medal and certificate

Each year the reading challenge is based around an exciting theme and has a specially designed website with book related games and puzzles.

2017 Theme – Animal Agents

Children can find competitions, challenges, author interviews, news, and the book sorter which recommends what children might like to read next on the Summer Reading Challenge website throughout the year.

Parents can visit our Summer Reading Challenge facebook page to chat about the theme and getting children excited about reading.

Tell us what you like reading

Tell us what you like reading by completing our survey. It's just a few questions but remember to ask your parents or carers if you can take part.