Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Calling all bookworms! Do you have a child aged between 4-11?

If so, Chippenham Library is encouraging them to get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge! 

The challenge is to read six books over eight weeks during the summer. There are rewards on offer, including various fun prizes throughout the challenge, and a medal and certificate on completion.

To support children taking part in the challenge and to encourage continued book borrowing, from 4 July 2023 the library will no longer be charging fines for the late return of children's books. Existing charges for children's books will also be removed. 

This year's challenge, with the theme 'Ready, Set, Read!', has been developed in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust and celebrates play and participation, encouraging children to engage in games and sports in any way that best suits them. This year's challenge will also showcase how reading can be active and engaged and can itself involve teamwork and community.

The challenge is a personal one and children can choose any books of their choice and can also read eBooks or listen to audiobooks. 

Children can register at the library from Saturday 15 July and have until 9 September to complete the challenge. All participants will receive a Ready, Set, Read! folder to keep a record of their reading and for collecting stickers.