Summer Reading Challenge



Organised by The Reading Agency ( and the UK public library network since 1999, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. Last year in Wiltshire 8,296 children took part.


Throughout the summer library staff and volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading,


How the Challenge works

  • It’s free to take part - children sign up at their local Wiltshire library* from 16 July and receive their Big Friendly Read membership card
  • After they read their first book they’ll receive The Big Friendly Read collector folder
  • Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special cards to complete their folder and rewards along the way
  • Library staff and volunteers are on hand to advise
  • Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal

*(Please note: unfortunately we are no longer able to offer the challenge on our mobile libraries due to the reduced number of stops and there not being enough time for children to complete the challenge on the mobiles over the summer period)


For further information a leaflet is available on our school website or visit 

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Coombe Bissett CE VA Primary School
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