Summer Reading Challenge

21st May 2019

The summer is fast approaching and Wirral Libraries are, once again, taking part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. It will run from Saturday 13th July until Saturday 31st August.

The scheme helps maintain reading levels over the summer and encourages the children to be more confident and enthusiastic about their reading choices.


Children are encouraged to visit their local library four times over the summer holidays, reading at least two books per visit and collecting stickers and rewards for the books that they read. Every child who takes part will receive a certificate and any child reading 6 books, or more, will also receive a medal.

After the success of last year The Wirral Libraries Summer Reading Challenge Cup and The Special Award Trophy will be awarded to the schools whose pupils demonstrate the most enthusiasm for, or have shown to have benefited most from taking part in the Challenge. A librarian will also visit these schools in the autumn to present the award and the children’s medals.