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18 April 2019

Space Chase Photos: Wales

Download photographs to promote the Summer Reading Challenge. Photos must be credited: Photos © Dave Warren 2019 for The Reading Agency with thanks to Pancras Square Library Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these...

18 April 2019

Space Chase Photos: Scotland

Download photographs to promote the Summer Reading Challenge. Photos must be credited: Photos © Dave Warren 2019 for The Reading Agency with thanks to Pancras Square Library Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these...

03 April 2019

Space Chase Clip Art: PNG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. This resource contains PNG files suitable for online resources and items requiring a transparent background. JPEG files suitable for print materials are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you have read...

22 March 2019

Space Chase Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. This resource contains JPEG files suitable for print materials. PNG files suitable for online resources and items requiring a transparent background are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you...

19 March 2019

Space Chase Logos

Download logos for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. This resource will be updated shortly with additional logos featuring the Space Chase URL. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. Please note: this...

08 March 2019

Space Chase Branding Guidelines

This document sets out the guidelines for libraries when using the Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019 artwork and resources. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their...

01 March 2019

The Summer Reading Challenge review 2018, full document

The Summer Reading Challenge is reviewed every four years to check it is still working well, to respond to changing operational needs, and to identify potential improvements and growth. The review was ambitious in its scope and generated more than...

01 March 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Review 2018, executive summary

The Summer Reading Challenge is reviewed every four years to check it is still working well, to respond to changing operational needs, and to identify potential improvements and growth. The review was ambitious in its scope and generated more than...

28 February 2019

Summer Volunteering Recruitment Toolkit

Resources to support libraries recruiting young volunteers for the summer holidays and year-round. This pack includes: an advocacy card to share with schools, an advocacy card to share with key stakeholders and across the library service a volunteer recruitment guide, a volunteer recruitment...

28 February 2019

Summer Volunteering Training Toolkit

Resources to support libraries in training young volunteers during the Summer Reading Challenge and year-round. This pack includes: a training presentation for young people, a training guide for library staff, a guide to using www.readinghack.org.uk a volunteering guide for young people, a sample volunteer agreement form

25 February 2019

20 anniversary logos

The Summer Reading Challenge is turning twenty this year, and we’re celebrating by taking a trip down memory lane. Download all twenty logos for the Summer Reading Challenge from 1999 – 2019, and take part in the countdown with us....

19 December 2018

Summer Reading Challenge Family Survey results - Mischief Makers 2018

We carried out a participation survey with families taking part in Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The results demonstrate that families really value and enjoy taking part in the Challenge, and it makes a difference to their reading behaviour...

12 December 2018

Summer Reading Challenge headline data - Mischief Makers 2018

Download the headline results for Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. Local authorities can also customise the infographic template included in the download to reflect local data.

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers - executive summary

A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers

A new report lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...

05 July 2018

Mischief Makers Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany the Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers. It features reading and activity ideas inspired by the brilliant books in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge collection.

12 June 2018

Book Discussion Cards

Use these book discussion cards to help children talk about their books. You can place them on a table and before speaking to a member of staff or volunteer, children can decide which card to take with them, and...

16 May 2018

Children's University Learning Destination Poster

The Summer Reading Challenge is a nationally validated learning activity and libraries are recognised Learning Destinations. Download this official Children’s University Learning Destination poster to display in your library.

16 May 2018

Children's University

Find out how children can earn Children’s University hours by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks groups.

23 March 2018

Maria and Me by Miguel Gallardo - A guide and extract

Monday 26 March kicks off Autism Awareness Week. We are thrilled to have the brilliant Maria and Me by Miguel Gallardo as one of our Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge selected books. It’s a father’s first-hand account of what life...

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge UK Participation Report - Animal Agents 2017

761,758 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 across the UK, an increase of 6,550 on the previous year’s total. Here is the national participation report for Animal Agents

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge UK Headline Data - Animal Agents 2017

Here is a summary of the results for Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, captured in a handy infographic

22 November 2017

Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland Participation Report - Animal Agents 2017

Here is the participation report for Animal Agents, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge Wales Participation Report - Animal Agents 2017

Here is the Welsh participation report for Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, available in English and Welsh.

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge Regional Headline Data - Animal Agents 2017

Here are the regional results for Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents 2017 - Family Survey results

We carried out a participation survey with families taking part in Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. The results were very positive, demonstrating that families really value and enjoy taking part in the Challenge, and it makes a difference to...

03 July 2017

Animal Agents Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents. It features some of the fabulous books in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge collection.

15 May 2017

Volunteering Resources: Wales

Welsh translations of our most popular resources, including: a volunteering guide for young people, an empty belly poster, a volunteering certificate, publicity postcards advocacy card on the benefits of volunteering

20 December 2016

Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2016 - Participation Report

Here is the national participation report for the Big Friendly Read, Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2016.

25 November 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - The Big Friendly Read Headline Results

Here are the summary findings and a regional breakdown of results for The Big Friendly Read, the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge