Oxfordshire libraries invite children to get curious and inventive this summer!

Children in Oxfordshire are being invited to take part in a fun, free summer reading challenge by Oxfordshire County Council’s libraries.

This year, the Reading Agency’s summer reading challenge is celebrating science and innovation and will see children team up with the Gadgeteers, a group of friends who love creating inventions. Children will be able to participate in various activities and events related to the challenge.

The challenge launched in the county’s libraries on Saturday 9 July 2022 and will run until Saturday 10 September 2022. 

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Safety, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for children to enjoy some great books over the summer period and experience what our libraries across the county have to offer. Reading can have a tremendous impact on a child's development, and I hope this helps children across the county discover and pursue their love of reading.”

By reading books, and collecting stickers and other rewards, children can discover how the Gadgeteers use their skills to plan an epic summer party at their local community centre.

Once completing the reading challenge, participants will receive their very own Gadgeteers certificate and medal and get entered into a countywide prize draw. Prizes include exciting science kits and national book tokens.

To participate in this year's summer reading challenge, children can sign up at their nearest library. They will be given a collector’s poster to keep a record of their reading journey. 

Under fours can take part in a mini-challenge with their own unique card and stickers.

To find out more about the summer reading challenge, visit oxfordshire.gov.uk/summer-reading-challenge

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