Summer Reading Challenge

Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge Scotland encourages children aged 4-11 to read for fun over the holidays, a time when traditionally literacy levels dip.


Join the Summer Reading Challenge

Children can take part in the challenge this year by joining the Gadgeteers on a platform developed and hosted by The Reading Agency – and set their own personal reading challenge goals to complete this summer. The platform will keep track of books read, book reviews and rewards that each child unlocks along the way.

Gadgeteers - join the fun!

From 18th June kids can sign up for the Summer Reading at our Libraries. 

  • Read any 6 books
  • Fun activity sheets
  • Certificates for all finishers
  • Star Reader prizes

If you need a library card to join the Gadgeteer fun this summer - Join here

If you can't remember your card number or PIN please email stock.development@glasgowlife.org.uk

 


Borrow ebooks and audiobooks

This year you can browse our book lists on our Overdrive website or download the Libby App our online eBooks and Audiobooks App. We have created book lists to give you ideas for choosing books to complete the Summer Reading Challenge. If you need help with the Apps or how to register click here

                            Overdrive/Libby ebooks

                       

                             Overdrive/Libby eAudiobooks

Borrow the books from our libraries

Physical copies of some of the books are also available in our libraries. You can browse through some of them or search our online catalogue.

Learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge

Run in partnership with The Reading Agency and Scottish libraries, the programme encourages children to read for fun and to continue to develop this fundamental life skill.

More than 40,000 children take the challenge annually reading over quarter of a million books in the process.

Children can read whatever they like - fiction, fact books, poetry, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library.

 


Staff pick

Borrow I'm a Neutrino by Dr Eve M. Vavagiakis

This is a beautifully illustrated picture book by a renowned cosmologist which introduces young readers to the smallest bits of matter known to exist. In rhyme, it shows the wonders of our universe and encourages children to dream of making their own scientific discoveries. There's an excellent illustrated "Know Your Neutrinos" section at the end for readers who want to learn more. 


RNIB

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RNIB Library makes a selection of Summer Reading Challenge books available in accessible formats for blind or partially sighted children, and for children with a print disability who cannot read standard print.

For children wanting to complete the Challenge, RNIB Library has thousands of children's titles in audio, braille and Giant Print formats. Audio books can be sent on DAISY CD or memory stick. Their Kids and Teen page has a list of some of their most popular titles if you're not sure what to read next.

Contact RNIB Library for help choosing books at 01733 375333 or by email at LibraryInfo@rnib.org.uk

Not yet registered with RNIB Library? Find further information and an application form here.


Contact us

We welcome feedback from library users.

Contact us to let us know how we are doing or if you want to find out more.

The Reading Agency