This is where you will find all the information you need to know about running the Summer Reading Challenge.
The deadline for submitting Summer Reading Challenge orders has now passed.
Memorandum of Understanding
We ask all participating authorities to sign up to a Memorandum of Understanding which sets out the respective roles of The Reading Agency and the local authorities for the Summer Reading Challenge. We will ask you to confirm your agreement when you place your order.
If you have any queries about the Memorandum of Understanding please contact us.
Free online resources
When you purchase Summer Reading Challenge promotional material you also gain access to our extensive range of downloadable resources to enhance the Summer Reading Challenge experience in your library - including logos, training material for staff and activity sheets for children.
The Animal Agents book collection is available to order from your usual library suppliers.
Keeping in touch
To keep you up to date, we send all Summer Reading Challenge coordinators regular monthly updates.
If you are no longer the contact for the Summer Reading Challenge then please get in touch so we can keep our mailing list up to date.
Summer Reading Challenge volunteering
We have also produced a range of volunteering resources including a training presentation and handbook, to support libraries recruiting Summer Reading Challenge volunteers.
Evaluating the scale and impact of the Summer Reading Challenge
We ask all participating libraries to complete a post Challenge survey.
The participation report for 2016 is now available along with results of a family survey
Several public libraries also run Reading Ahead alongside the Summer Reading Challenge to encourage families to enjoy reading together.
If you run or are considering running a children's reading club, find out more about Chatterbooks our national network of children's reading clubs.