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

Part of: Summer activities at Storyhouse

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.

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2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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Cinema The American Friend (12A)

2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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3 hrs 25 | A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

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4 hrs | Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

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3 hrs | A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema ROH Live: Turandot (TBC)

3 hr 20 | Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema ROH Live: Like Water For Chocolate (TBC)

3 hr 10 | Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

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