Summer Reading Challenge 2017
Did you know that reading can fire up your imagination and take you to places you have only dreamed about?
Can you read up to six books during the summer or even more?
Get along to your nearest library from Thursday 22nd June to join the Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge will run until Saturday 26th August.
This year’s reading challenge is all about books and their illustrations - “Be Drawn into a Good Book”.
Each child taking part will receive a themed card to keep track of the books they have read. They can also listen to talking books or download e-books and will collect a sticker for each book read. They can do this as many times as they want and will be awarded a prize after reading six books or more.
There is also a creative competition which is open to all children whether or not they are taking part in the reading challenge.
Children are invited to design a new book cover or re-design a book cover of their choice; their favourite book, the book they are currently reading etc. They can draw, paint or do a collage, be as creative as they want.
Prizes will be awarded to three age groups; zero to four, five to eight and nine years plus. Three winners will be selected from each library, then an overall Aberdeenshire winner and two runners up will be chosen from the local prize-winners. All library winners will be invited along to prize-giving events happening across Aberdeenshire on Saturday 7th October, leading up to National Libraries Week.
Prizes will include signed books by a variety of children’s authors with the overall winner getting an extra prize of a complimentary ticket to Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Creative competition entry forms
You can collect an entry form form your local library or download a copy from our website.
View creative competition entry forms:
- Entry form - four years and under (pdf 182KB)
- Entry form - five to eight years (pdf 179KB)
- Entry form - nine years and over (pdf 179KB)
Summer Reading Challenge survey
We would like to find out a bit more about who is taking part and how they found out about the challenge. Parents are invited to fill in our short survey with their child.