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Summer Reading Challenge

The 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is blasting off into outer space this year, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Let the Space Chase begin!

Space Chase has been announced as the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge theme, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and 20 years of the Summer Reading Challenge. 

This year's exciting theme will see your little ones receive a host of stickers. By collecting these, young readers will help the Rocket family search for a mischievous band of aliens who have been taking books from the Moon library!

Children will go on a mission with the Rockets to try to find the missing books and collect stickers, with lots of stories and adventures along the way! 

Taking part

Children's reading can dip during the long summer holidays. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence.

Children from 4-12 years will be able to join the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge in all Leicestershire Libraries from 6 July to 7 September, to be able to help the Rockets navigate black holes and shooting stars and find the missing books.

Children will collect incentives and be rewarded with a medal and certificate as they read six library books or library e-books over two visits to the library to complete the challenge.

Once you have signed up at one of our libraries children can join in on the official Summer Reading Challenge website, to take part in even more games, book reviews and loads more!

A little something from us to you..

Children participating in the challenge can also get themselves free* entry into Bosworth Battlefield and The 1620s House and Garden  at Donington le Heath.

Also look out for ticketed children's events during the summer.

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*Each child must produce their stamped activity card or certificate, and be accompanied by a full paying adult.

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