Ready, Set, Read! The Summer Reading Challenge returns to Stockport libraries

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about getting active, while of course reading some fantastic books!

Ready, Set, Read! The Summer Reading Challenge returns to Stockport libraries

Join six brand new characters as they tackle an obstacle course to collect six ‘golden books’. Open to all children in Stockport, the Summer Reading Challenge offers a chance to continue their development during the school holidays. The idea is to read six books over the summer, to claim a special medal and certificate, and of course have fun along the way!

Any six books can be chosen, but if you’re looking for inspiration why not visit your local library which will have displays of age-friendly books linked to the theme of keeping moving? Alternatively, take a look at the Summer Reading Challenge website which has plenty of ideas for books with loveable sporty characters at their heart.

This year’s theme of ‘Ready, Set, Read’ ties in with Stockport’s Town of Culture status, as the town celebrates Stockport Moves, encouraging everyone in the borough to get active to boost their wellbeing.

The Challenge started on Saturday 8th July. Anyone wanting to join in the fun can pop into their local Stockport library to collect a starter pack, which contains everything you need to get going on the challenge.

Councillor Frankie Singleton, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Sport at Stockport Council, said: “We all know how important developing literacy skills is for our young people. The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to get children interested in reading some fantastic books, and getting active too. It’s completely free to get involved, so pop into your local library from 8th July to sign up and get your little ones reading!”

To find your nearest library, and for information on opening times, visit this webpage.

For more information on this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and to take part in the online version of the challenge, visit their website.