Want something to keep your kids occupied this summer? Why not sign them up for the Summer Reading Challenge taking place across Surrey. 

The challenge is to read six books over the summer. The children will  receive a prize for every one they finish. 

The prizes include a glow-in-the-dark bookmark, a ball, stickers, a certificate and a medal.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2023 theme is ‘Ready, Set, Read!’ and has been developed in partnership with the Youth Sports Trust. It will showcase how reading can be active and engaging, and will encourage participation in games and sports in any way that suits them best.

Aimed at children aged four to 11, the hope is that this challenge will help prevent the reading ‘dip’ that often occurs during the summer holiday.

Designed by The Reading Agency, 52 Surrey libraries are taking part. 

Children will need to be a member of the library to sign up for the challenge, but joining the library is quick, free, and easy All reading counts, including audiobooks, eBooks, and eComics!

There is even a mini challenge for children under the age of four to take part in. 

Children can also participate in the online challenge from The Reading Agency this summer. 

They can visit the Summer Reading Challenge website, set their own goals, rate and review their books to unlock badges, play games, and enter competitions.