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23rd April 2014 Sara Lock

Using reading challenges to get children engaged with their local library

By: The Reading Agency


In 2012 the Summer Reading Challenge, run by The Reading Agency in partnership with libraries, was called Story Lab and was part of the Olympics’ 2012 Festival. The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest children’s reading promotion. Children are encouraged to read six library books of their choice over the summer holidays. They join the Challenge at their local library, where library staff and volunteers give out themed materials and incentives, and medals and certificates are awarded to those who finish six books. This case study details the 2012 Challenge.

Aims and evaluation methodology
The Summer Reading Challenge’s aims for children and young people are:

  • To get more children reading more 
  • To build children’s confidence and enthusiasm about reading 
  • To build children’s and families’ use of public libraries 
  • To help children and families benefit from cultural experiences 
  • To help young people experience rewarding reading and library volunteering activity 
  • To reach disadvantaged children with a summer reading offer
Published:2014

Smart tags: library users young people libraries library community engagement

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