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.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year and is a national scheme produced by The Reading Agency delivered by libraries. 

This year, 2018, The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to be working with Beano in their 80th anniversary year to bring you 'Mischief Makers'.

Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers. Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

There will also be a poets experience in the Adam Speaks Treehouse on the July and August dates where Kurly McGeachie will be holding poetry workshops for families.

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 and the Summer Reading Challenge really helps by getting three quarters of a million children into libraries over the summer.

The summer reading challenge at Croome
Croome summer reading challenge
The summer reading challenge at Croome

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.

The challenge is for all children aged 4 to 12 years to borrow and read six books between 23 June to 22 September 2018.

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 held at Croome on Saturday 23 June, Wednesday 25 July and Wednesday 22 August 2018. 

Why not join us this year by either signing up at the launch event at Croome on Saturday 23 June from 10am to 4pm or by contacting your local library for further information.