Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Join the Summer Reading Challenge at Storyhouse at any point during the summer! Running from
Last event: Wednesday 1 September 2021 at 9am
  • Free!
  • Library

Are you or do you know someone aged 4-12 who loves to read?

Join the Summer Reading Challenge – read 6 books (or more!) across the summer and have fun along the way. You’ll get a starter pack when you join, can collect stickers at Storyhouse (or any local library) and then get a medal at the end! You can choose any books you like to count towards your Summer Reading Challenge. Fact, fiction, poetry, graphic novels, joke books – the choice is yours! eBooks and audiobooks count too, so you can read wherever and however you like.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2021 has begun – and we’ve teamed up with WWF for a very special nature-themed challenge to inspire you to stand up for the planet. This summer’s theme is Wild World Heroes.

There’s also a variety of in-person and online events to take part in too! Find out more about those here.

Taking Part in the Challenge

You can take part in the Challenge by signing up at your local library.

It’s completely free to sign up! Your library will give you your pack, including a special Collector Poster map of Wilderville and help you find books to read.
Or you can join up online here and visit Storyhouse to find books to read!

Mini Challenge

You can take part in the Challenge by signing up at your local library.

For the first time, there will also be a Mini Challenge for those who are pre-school or younger – they will be given a sticker at each visit and a special gold sticker when six books have been read. Ask a library team member at Storyhouse!

PS. Did you know? Libraries are now fine-free for under 13s. Children aged 0 to 12 years will no longer be charged for any overdue items and any pre-existing late charges have been removed from their accounts.

Cinema Loving Highsmith (12A)

1 hr 24 | A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family

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Cinema Carol (15)

1 hr 54 | Therese, a shop assistant in a 1950s New York department store, becomes fascinated by a beautiful and enigmatic customer, Carol.

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Cinema Strangers on a Train (PG)

1 hr 37 | After a chance meeting on a train, Bruno suggest he murders Guy’s unfaithful wife, while Guy disposes of Bruno’s hated father.

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Cinema The Talented Mr Ripley (15)

2 hrs 20 | Ripley is sent to Italy to bring home his acquaintance, the errant playboy Dickie. Seduced by the glamorous and moneyed lifestyle, Ripley becomes obsessed and slowly infiltrates his life

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Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?