Summer Reading Challenge 2022

It`s Summer Reading Challenge time again!

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This year the theme is Gadgeteers, so join in and discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you.

For more information visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Signing up is free, you just need to be a library member (which is also free!) 

The Challenge is simple; read whatever you like over the summer holidays to receive incentives and a certificate once you have completed the challenge. You can read fiction, fact books, poetry, joke books, picture books or graphic novels. Audiobooks and eBooks can all be used to complete the challenge and Cumbria Libraries Borrowbox service is a great way to get free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks for the Summer Reading Challenge. 

We'll have a specially selected collection of books just right for Gadgeteers!

The Summer Reading Challenge begins on 9 July and ends in the middle of September, so there is plenty of time over the summer to borrow and read 6 books and come into the library to tell us what you have read. 

You can also access extra content online at the Summer Reading Challenge website, and make sure to check out Cumbria Libraries Facebook pages for activities both online and in the library.

The Summer Reading Challenge is back in Cumbria Libraries for 2022 and we need Young Volunteers to play a part in making it another huge success!

We're recruiting now for young volunteers aged 14 to 24 years to become reading champions and encourage young people aged 4 to 12 years to keep reading over the summer holidays. The Summer Reading Challenge theme this year is "Gadgeteers", produced by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with libraries.

The Summer Reading Challenge is always very popular in Cumbria and this is a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to be part of a team, building confidence and developing creative skills as they talk to children about the books they've read and help staff with activities both online and in the library.

We provide training before the challenge starts and keep a record of all the hours completed. If volunteers are working towards a Duke of Edinburgh award or similar, their logged hours can contribute towards it.

Interested? Download the application pack or request a copy from our libraries. For more information contact the main library in your area please complete the Library contact form.


Young Volunteer role description (DOC 78KB)

Young Volunteer application form (DOC 1MB)

Closing date for applications: Friday 3 June.