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Summer Reading Challenge

23rd July - 11th September 2021

Central Bedfordshire Council are calling for children to discover a wild reading adventure at their library, during the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes, with a nature-themed challenge.



The challenge is launching in all libraries across Central Bedfordshire on 23 July and will run until Saturday 11 September.

To take part, all children need to d



o is sign up at their nearest library at any time during the challenge. Children must be a member of their library service.

To participate, children of all ages just need to read any six library books of their choice over the summer – books may be borrowed from a local library, requested via the libraries Select and Collect service or children can use e-books, magazines and audio books


available from the Virtual Library.

Participants will receive rewards along the way: stickers, a bookmark for reading two books, a pencil for reading for 4 books, and the ultimate reward will be a certificate and medal for those children who complete their six books by Saturday 11 September. Children who complete the challenge will be entered into a lucky dip at their library for the chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet.