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Summer Reading Challenge

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Welcome! On this page, you can find resources for the Summer Reading Challenge 2023: Ready, Set, Read!

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Please note, some resources are locked for library authorities participating in Ready, Set, Read!

Illustrations by Loretta Schauer and logo artwork by Lizzie Everard. All © The Reading Agency 2023

26 February 2024

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! If you would like some display and activity packs then visit our shop. We also have hundreds...

22 May 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Certificate (for Scotland) - Ready, Set, Read!

Scottish version for libraries taking part in Scotland. Recognise the hard work of your summer volunteers with a Ready, Set, Read! themed certificate of appreciation. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge...

26 April 2023

Library Training Presentation: Ready, Set, Read!

Download this training presentation to help with library staff training ahead of the launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge: Ready, Set, Read! Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2023. Libraries...

29 March 2023

WELSH School Assembly PowerPoint – Ready, Set, Read!

Download this Welsh language school assembly presentation and tell pupils all about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge! The presentation is available in PowerPoint format. Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. See the link below for the English-language version.

02 March 2023

Gecko Press - publisher spotlight

Gecko Press is an independent, small-by-choice, publisher of children’s books translated from books by some of the best writers and illustrators in the world since 2004. We choose books excellent in story, illustration and design, with a strong heart factor, and...

05 July 2022

WELSH Communications Toolkit for Library Partners, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This folder contains a toolkit with assets, suggested Welsh-language social media posts and newsletter copy to help libraries in Wales promote the Summer Reading Challenge. The folder also contains the Gadgeteers character guide, core pack guide, ‘How to take part’ information,...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities Download Other SRCxST Resources Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Schools Activity Toolkit Welsh Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Welsh Additional Resources and Activities Welsh Get Immersive...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to...

26 May 2022

Communications Toolkit for Library Partners, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This folder contains a toolkit with assets, suggested social media posts and newsletter copy to help libraries promote the Summer Reading Challenge. The folder also contains the Gadgeteers character guide, core pack guide, ‘How to take part’ information, a press...

26 May 2022

Library Training Presentation for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this training presentation to help with library staff training ahead of the launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge: Gadgeteers! Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should...

26 May 2022

Gadgeteers Core Pack Guide

This helpful guide contains detailed information about how to use this year’s core pack and transformation stickers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

03 July 2020

Silly Squad Core Pack Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge Core Pack poster and stickers. All illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson 2020 Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact...

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

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