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Libraries NI launch kids ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge

Libraries NI has launched this years Summer Reading Challenge - ‘Gadgeteers’ - and is inviting children aged 4 – 11 to join in the adventure designed to spark their curiosity about the world around them.

There will be amazing books, awesome rewards and plenty of fun ideas too!

The ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2022 is a very special science-themed challenge that will inspire children to use their imagination and creativity!  In partnership with Science Museum Group the challenge will be brought to life by top children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford.

The Summer Reading Challenge will take place from 25 June until the 3 September. 

Children can sign-up at their local library or mobile library, choose their reading goal and then read any books to collect special stickers and other rewards along the way – all for FREE.

There is a digital platform too so the fun can carry on anywhere.

Everyone who completes their personal challenge will receive a certificate and medal. Lots of exciting events and activities will take place throughout the summer, both in libraries and online.

Why should children take part?

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays if they do not have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure.

The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge really helps by getting over 700,000 children regularly into libraries over the summer, with thousands more taking part online.

There is no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to read books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents and their teachers.

Visit the summer reading challenge website at the link below:

Pop into your local library branch to register your children and help keep them reading over the summer, while helping to spark their curiosity about the world around them.

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