Children's Summer Reading Challenge

Hosted by Alton Library, Alton


Saturday 16 July to Saturday 17 September 2022


Free event


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This summer, children aged 4-11 can visit Alton library to meet the Gadgeteers and get involved in a science and innovation themed Summer Reading Challenge

Through taking part in the Challenge, children will be able to join six fictional Gadgeteers.

The characters – brought to life by children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford – use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind a whole range of interests, from fashion and technology to cooking and music.

The Gadgeteers will help to spark children’s curiosity about the world around them and encourage them to feed their imagination over the summer holiday. They will be boggled by brilliant facts, gaze at the stars, and be inspired by tales of creativity and invention whilst earning rewards along the way. With plenty of great options across picture books, early readers and middle grade books, there’s lots to keep children busy at Alton Library.

Read six books and collect a medal and certificate to mark the completion of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Since 1999, the popular Challenge has encouraged children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays, building reading skills and confidence and helping to prevent the ‘dip’ in reading skills while children are out of school.

By providing fun reading activities, the Challenge will support families and teachers by providing free-to-access recreation and learning resources – all created to keep children inspired to read.

Alton Library is open:

Monday 9.30-1.30

Tuesday/ Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday 9.30 -5

We will also be holding children’s activities on Thursday 11th August 2-4pm and Tuesday 23rd August 2-4pm

Covid-19 Information and Guidance

Hand sanitiser available, face coverings optional