Across the country libraries' radio frequency identification (RFID) powered self-service consoles have been given a fantastic Mythical Maze themed makeover. We have worked with the country's largest suppliers of RFID machines to libraries to create custom Summer Reading Challenge themes which use Sarah McIntyre's artwork to promote the Challenge to library users.
Following an evaluation survey which told us that 136 authorities use RFID in their libraries, we have partnered with Bibliotheca, 2CQR, 3M and D-Tech to customize RFID interfaces. Many RFID machines, like the one pictured below, now include screens which use characters from this year's theme, and feature messages encouraging children to sign up to the Challenge and log their books on the Challenge website.
Children can visit the Summer Reading Challenge website to create a profile, chat about books, and get help on what to read next, via the digital Book Sorter which already offers over 300,000 peer-to-peer children's book recommendations.
Help us reach more children in 2015 - you can text READ06 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 and get 3 more children reading next summer. You can also visit our JustGiving page to donate an amount of your choice.