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Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Presented by The Reading Agency and developed in partnership with Create, this year's Summer Reading Challenge theme is 'Marvellous Makers!' and it's all about celebrating children's creativity.

Summer Reading Challenge 2024 - Riley and Rocky

This summer, children aged 4 to 11-years-old will be invited to fire up their imaginations and unleash storytelling and creativity through the power of reading. From puppets to portrait making, junk modelling to storytelling, there will be events and activities for everyone. 

Volunteers needed

We're looking for young people aged 14+ who can help promote and deliver our Summer Reading Challenge programme.

It's a great opportunity to gain experience working in a library, work as part of a team and engage with members of the public.

Find out more about volunteering

Fantastic gifts for reading

We have some wonderful gifts for this year's challenge (available while stocks last):

  • visit 1 - your collector folder 
  • visit 2 - sticker set 1
  • visit 3 - sticker set 2
  • visit 4 - sticker set 3, medal and certificate.

How to take part 

  1. Between Saturday 6 July and Saturday 14 September, join our Summer Reading Challenge (for free) in any Hillingdon Library.
  2. Visit a library and borrow books at least 4 times during the summer (we recommend aiming to read at least 6 books). 
  3. Collect your gifts as you borrow books.

Please note: Children wishing to take part will need to be a member of Hillingdon libraries - joining is free and easy.

Prize draw

Children who complete the challenge by Saturday 14 September will be entered into 2 great prize draws. There is an art set to be won at every library plus 1 major prize of a Kindle Fire and a Kodak camera bundle. Prizes will be presented by the Mayor of Hillingdon at a special event at the Mayor's Parlour on Tuesday 1 October. Terms and conditions apply.

Kindle and camera bundle on a white background
Art set on a white background

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