Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Summer Reading Challenge

I've just been reminded about this by the lovely people at the library. Don't forget to sign up- and don't forget to post which books you have read!

Story Lab – The Summer Reading Challenge 2012

It’s not just our Olympic athletes going for gold this summer …

Thousands of families from across Norfolk will be taking part in the UK’s biggest free reading event for children: the Summer Reading Challenge.

Children of all ages and reading abilities can take part at their local library by reading 6 books collecting bronze, silver and gold stickers – as well as their very own medal.

The 2012 theme is Story Lab, a magical celebration of story and the imagination which is linked to the 2012 Olympics and the London 2012 Festival.

Children can choose any books they like: fact books, story books, joke books or picture books.  Audio books and e-books count as well, so long as they borrow them from a library.

Parents and carers love the Summer Reading Challenge because children discover the joy of reading – and children love it because it’s lots of fun.

To sign up, just head to your local library at the beginning of the summer holidays. It’s completely free – and every child who joins will receive a Story Lab pack.

Look out for more details in the library, including special Story Lab themed events. For library opening times visit:

Have a look here to find out more about Story Lab:


  1. The 'Book Sorter' bit on the Story Lab site is quite good, but you might want to add a couple of years on to your age to get something more challenging.

  2. Ive done it years and people should try its really challenging but you also have loads of time to get stuck into books.If theres a short book ignore it if theres a long one read it,you will be fascinated with the story.I agree mr biddle and Im sure people like Mrs hawes does to