Libraries invite: “Children – become a Wild World Hero this summer”

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer and become ‘Wild World Heroes’, as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2021.

The theme Wild World Heroes was inspired by nature and developed in partnership this year with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and encourages 4-11-year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer.

This year’s challenge takes place in Wilderville, where our young heroes live. Wilderville is a pretty cool place but the heroes have been noticing some problems. Helped by their trusted animal companions, they are ready to take action to save the natural world.

As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will collect transformation stickers – some with mysterious smells. By adding these stickers to their fold out map of Wilderville, young readers will fix the environmental problem in each area and make Wilderville a better home for everyone.

On completion of the challenge, they will receive a medal and certificate for reading all six books.

To take part in Wild World Heroes, all you need to do is sign up at your nearest library, where you will be given a bookmark to start your Summer Reading Challenge adventure.

Wild World Heroes launches in libraries across Somerset Libraries on 10 July and runs until 10 September.

Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council member responsible for libraries, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a fun way for children and young adults to improve their reading ability. I am sure that this year’s theme will make their imaginations go wild.

 “I would encourage all parents to get their children involved if they can, by visiting their local library.”

There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned at Somerset libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge both in person and online. Just contact your local library or go to  to find out how to take part.