Library Activities for Children and Families in Rotherham

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2024

The Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program for children aged 4-11 years old. It encourages children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays. By setting them a challenge of reading six or more library books.

How it works

To take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, children simply need to sign up at their local library. They will then be given a special collector folder to record their progress. Each time they finish a book, they can take their folder back to the library and receive a sticker or badge.


Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge will receive a certificate and medal. They will also be invited to a celebration event held at Magna Science and Adventure Centre in the Autumn.

Look out for next year's events

The Summer Reading Challenge is a popular event that is held every year. If you miss out this year, don't worry! The 2025 Summer Reading Challenge will be back next year.

Find out about the Summer Reading Challenge

There will be free, fun children’s activities taking place each week over the summer holidays. To find out more about the planned activities contact or visit your local library.

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