Stand up for the planet in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

Croydon children are invited to join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge from tomorrow (Saturday) with a Wild World Heroes theme focusing on making a difference to the environment.

The challenge asks four to 11-year-olds to visit their local library and borrow and read at least six books of their choice between Saturday, 10 July and Saturday, 11 September.

When they join children will receive a poster which shows a map of ‘Wilderville’. Once they have finished reading a book they can collect some special stickers which will transform different sections of the poster. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a medal and certificate.

This year’s challenge has been created with the WWF (World Wild Fund for Nature) and will feature lots of nature-themed books with plenty of ideas for taking care of the environment.

Once again all 13 of our libraries will be taking part in the event and children can sign up for free and collect their posters and stickers.

Last year’s event was delivered online because of the pandemic and two years ago 2,459 children took part in Croydon’s Summer Reading Challenge.

“Once again our fantastic libraries will be fully embracing this year’s reading challenge with lots of events and activities planned over the summer months.

“Following a very difficult year the Summer Reading Challenge is a great opportunity for children to catch up a little and build their reading skills and confidence while also being a wonderful activity to help fill those long summer days so please check out what’s happening online and get involved.”

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture and regeneration

Wild World Heroes is presented by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with Croydon Libraries.

To find out more about this year’s challenge visit our Summer Reading Challenge webpage.

For more details on our library services visit here.

2021-08-30T22:57:29+01:00 July 2nd, 2021|Recent news|