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 The Reading Agency’s website.  Remember to enter 'Manchester' when asked for more information.

Grand Prize Draw

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. More prizes will be announced soon!

Book review competition

Why not tell us about that book you couldn't put down?  You can either write or draw about the book. Four winners will each scoop a prize of a kindle or art supplies!  More details will be revealed soon.

Find out more 

This information will be regularly updated as we head towards launch day.


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

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