Shropshire Council

Summer reading challenge 2017

19 July 2017 Last updated at 03:07

Shropshire Libraries and the Reading Agency are delighted to present the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents - a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends is specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children sign up at their local library, and collect incentive prizes for every two books they read. When they complete their six books, they receive a special Summer Reading Challenge medal and certificate, all completely free of charge! Registration also provides access to a special Animal Agents website where children and parents can log on at home to continue the fun.

Registration opens from Saturday 15 of July, and parents can keep an eye out for special Summer Reading Challenge activities and events over the summer too. You can check what is going on at your local library in our events section or alternatively you can ask library staff for details. Most events will be first come first served so book early to avoid disappointment.

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

To find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge, or any of the Reading Agency’s literary campaigns, visit The Summer Reading Challenge website or The Reading Agency website.

The Big Summer of Reading 2017

To support Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017, we are offering The Big Summer of Reading 2017 to adults and teenagers. 

Simply register, read 4 books and and then submit your feedback to receive your 4 free requests (normally 70p each) or a free Premium DVD rental. 

Each completed form will be entered into a prize draw.  

Why not register online now!