Summer Reading Challenge

Croome summer reading challenge

Join in the Worcestershire Libraries and Learning Service’s Summer Reading challenge and enjoy the unique celebration of children’s books and reading at Croome.

Summer Reading Challenge at Croome

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year and is a national scheme produced by The Reading Agency delivered by libraries. Each year there is a new theme and in 2017 libraries everywhere will be celebrating around the theme of Animal Agents accompanied by Tony Ross' wonderful illustrations.

Children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. This can be a problem for schools to put right in the new term, and The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge really helps by getting three quarters of a million children into libraries over the summer. 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.

In Worcestershire children can sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge at the launch event taking place Croome on Saturday 24 June 2017, from 10:00am to 4:30pm, or at any of the county's libraries from this date.

The challenge is for all children aged 4 to 12 years with the aim being to borrow and read six books between 24 June to 23 September 2017.

Entry to National Trust Croome is free to all families who are library members and whose children sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge on the day.

Three events are being being held Saturday 24 June, Wednesday 26 July and Wednesday 23 August 2017. 

Details about the Summer Reading Challenge are on their website