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Summer Reading Challenge

 The Summer Reading Challenge 

Children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays. The Reading Agency's annual Summer Reading Challenge delivered by libraries helps gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to maintain their reading skills and confidence. 9,224 Wiltshire children aged four to 11 took part in the 2019 Space Chase themed challenge and 5,928 completed it by reading six books, in total 39,321 books were read.

The challenge normally runs in Wiltshire libraries for eight weeks from mid July to early September, however, in 2020 we were unable to run the challenge in libraries. Instead we signposted families to the Silly Squad The Summer Reading Challenge which The Reading Agency ran as a digital challenge from June until the end of September. 

All being well we hope to be able to run the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries in 2021.