Summer Reading Challenge 2023

This year the Summer Reading Challenge theme is... Ready, Set, Read! with the Youth Sport Trust.

For more information, see the Challenge or the Reading Agency websites. 

Sign up and find out more at your local library

Exclusive offers for participants

Attention all participants of the Summer Reading Challenge! We have some exciting news for you! Camden libraries have teamed up with Better Leisure centres to bring you exclusive offers that will make your summer even more incredible.

By simply visiting your local library, you can collect an activity sheet which has a QR code that unlocks exclusive offers, like 20% off sports lessons and a free 3-month leisure centre membership! Visit your local library to find out more.

More info - mainly for grown-ups

The  Summer Reading Challenge - is about getting children to read for pleasure. There are lots of reasons why reading for pleasure is a good thing:

  • reading for fun improves literacy
  • getting children to love reading can help their well-being later in life
  • reading for pleasure helps children succeed at school
  • those who read for pleasure have more empathy, greater self-esteem and are better able to cope with difficult situations in life

For more information about the benefits of the Reading Challenge, go to the Reading Agency website.

Summer Reading Challenge 2020