Tag Archives: Summer Reading Challenge

Sparks fly this summer at Somerset Libraries

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022.  Nearly 7,000 children have already signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge, which runs across all Somerset libraries, asks 4–11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The […]

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 […]

Pass on your love of reading

Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading to Somerset children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in the challenge in Somerset and this couldn’t have been achieved without the help of volunteers. Volunteers need to be […]

Over 7,700 Somerset Children took part in Summer Reading Challenge

Somerset County Council Libraries have enjoyed one of their most successful years yet for the Summer Reading Challenge. Over the summer months libraries were filled to the brim with children enjoying books, with an incredible 7,708 children taking part in the challenge, which encourages children to read six library books. The theme of this year’s […]

Volunteer for a Summer of Reading

Somerset’s libraries are looking for book-loving volunteers to support this year’s animal-themed Summer Reading Challenge. Organised by The Reading Agency nationally, it’s an annual event which gives children access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure when schools are out for the summer. Last year, over 100 volunteers in Somerset Libraries spoke to more […]

Young volunteers celebrate their success

Young people from all over Somerset who had spent their summer volunteering in libraries celebrated their achievements recently at Wookey Hole Caves.

A Record Breaking Result for Somerset Libraries

Over 36,000 books read, 5,500 medals presented, 90 volunteers and nearly 8,000 children all add up to another successful summer for The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge in Somerset’s libraries. The theme of the year was ‘Record Breakers’ and library staff across Somerset’s libraries worked hard to make sure that children were able to achieve […]

Young people invited to boost CVs

Somerset Library Service is once again offering young people the chance to boost their CVs with a volunteering opportunity over the school summer holidays. During July and August each year, over 7,000 children visit Somerset’s libraries to join in with the Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages children aged 4-11 to read six books during the […]