Libraries 2024 Summer Reading Challenge, Marvellous Makers

Join Marvellous Makers with Manchester libraries

You're invited to join our free Summer Reading Challenge Marvellous Makers. The challenge will run from 1 July to 14 September.

The Summer Reading Challenge is launching in libraries on 1 July. You’re invited to kick off your summer reading and see if you can read 6 books before 14 September.  Join at your local library to receive your special collector folder. Start reading books to earn your medal and certificate. You’ll earn your medal when you’ve read six, but why stop there?

Libraries have lots of free activities for you to enjoy during the summer holidays too. They will be announced in July.  

Check out what’s on offer on Loads to Do website

Do you like being active or do you want to be arty and creative (or both!) Perhaps you want to learn a new skill or try something brand new? You can do all this (and so much more!)

Mini Challenge

Children under 4 years old can also get involved too with their very own Mini Challenge. Ask at your local library or next time you’re at storytime.

What can I read? 

You can read any library book you choose.  Libraries are bursting with books that are free for you to borrow.  You can also read digital eBooks and eAudiobooks using our free BorrowBox app. 

You can join online too

If you can’t make it into a library, you can join online instead on Summer Reading Challenge. Remember to enter 'Manchester' when asked for more information.

When you complete the Summer Reading Challenge, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 toyshop voucher and a bundle of books! We’ll also have goody bag winners from each library. 

Book review competition

Why not tell us about that book you couldn't put down?  You can either write or draw about the book. Winners will each scoop a prize of a book bundles, kindle tablet or art supplies!

Blue Peter Book Club Live

Why not combine your reading for the Summer Reading Challenge with some fun Blue Peter Book Club activities?  You can apply for your very own Blue Peter Book Badge. You can also win a set of the Blue Peter Book Club books when you take part in the free citywide Blue Peter Book Club Live Badge Trail.

Marvellous Makers is delivered in partnership with Libraries and the Reading Agency

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