Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday 13 July - Saturday 31 August Running from
  • FREE
    Age range 4-11, children must be accompanied by an adult

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

Part of: Activities, clubs and groups

Join the Summer Reading Challenge at Storyhouse!

Are you aged 4-11 or know someone who is? The Summer Reading Challenge is a national initiative to challenge you to read six books during the school summer holidays. If you sign up, you can take out any library book you fancy – story books, fact books, joke books, picture books…anything!

Register for the challenge from Saturday 13 July in the Den.

All you have to do is read 6 books over the summer and collect rewards along the way including bookmarks, glasses and window stickers. There’s also a certificate and medal to collect, given out at special award ceremonies in September.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge takes place in space, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. What are you waiting for? Go!


What else is happening?

There will be FREE Drop-in Space-themed Crafts every Tuesday and Thursday from Tue 30 July – Thu 29 August (exc. Tue 27 Aug) – 2.30pm – 4pm.

We’ve also got a range of (free) Summer Reading Challenge activities! Although free, the events must be booked, and children must have a library card and be signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge.

Our Planet (through alien eyes!)
Wed 7 Aug, 10-11am
Have you ever thought about what aliens would make of our planet? Find out through interactive games and challenges, as well as making your own alien spacecraft and recycling robots.
For ages 4 – 11

Space Race with Zoolab
Tue 20 Aug, 3.15-4.15pm
Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. This is an animal handling event.
For ages 4 -11

Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
Thu 22 Aug, 10.30-11.30am
Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
For ages 4 – 11

Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
Mon 26 Aug, 10.30-11.30am
Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others.
For ages 4 – 11

How do I sign up?

You can sign in by dropping into Storyhouse any day of the week between 9am – 7pm.

Don’t forget, you need to be a library member to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. You can do this in advance by joining online here or when you drop in to sign up for the challenge.

Find out more about the national Summer Reading Challenge.


4 - 11

On Stage The Borrowers
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

“Borrower’s don’t steal! Except from Human Beans…”

Past event