Summer Reading Challenge 2024


  1. Overview
  2. What the challenge will include
  3. How to join and take part
  4. Where will the challenge take place


The Summer Reading Challenge is always a popular activity to enjoy each summer. 

This year's challenge is called Marvellous Makers and it's all about creativity!

From dance to drawing, junk modelling to music, there's something for everyone.

The popular annual challenge is organised by The Reading Agency alongside libraries across the country. This year's theme has been developed in partnership with a leading arts charity, Create.  

What the challenge will include

During the six-week holidays, youngsters aged 4 to 11 years old can collect rewards as they read books from the library.

The challenge will feature inspiring books to read and awesome rewards to collect along the way.

How to join and take part

From Saturday 6 July, children can sign up at their local library or online at The Reading Agency: Summer Reading Challenge.

To complete the challenge they will need to read six books of their choice by Saturday 14 September.

It's free to take part and easy to join!

Where the challenge will take place

The Summer Reading Challenge will be delivered in libraries across South Tyneside including:

  • the Council's multi-service hubs at The Word, Hebburn Central, Jarrow Focus, and Cleadon Park
  • community libraries run by volunteer-based organisations at Boldon and Cleadon, and Whitburn

Find your local library.

Alongside the Summer Reading Challenge, there will be a range of events taking place during the summer holidays for children and families to enjoy.