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Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Wolverhampton City Council is encouraging young bookworms to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – and get active while developing a love of reading.


The Summer Reading Challenge is organised by The Reading Agency and encourages children to read books throughout the summer holidays. This year’s challenge is Ready, Set, Read!, in partnership with Youth Sport Trust.


How do I get involved?

Young readers can sign up to join the challenge at any of Wolverhampton’s 16 libraries and pick up fun rewards while they read up to 6 books over the summer. 

All participants will be able to achieve bronze, silver or gold, with gold readers receiving a certificate and medal when they finish their challenge. 


Challenge Events

  • To support the challenge, there will be a free programme of no less than 60 events across all libraries. They include Baby Bops for babies and toddlers at Finchfield, Spring Vale and Tettenhall libraries, creative writing with Explore Learning at Ashmore Park and Whitmore Reans libraries, Get, Set, Dog! – a Dog’s Trust story time – at Bilston and Warstones libraries, Penn Puppets at Penn Library, and crafts sessions at Collingwood, Low Hill and Long Knowle libraries.
  • There are also a range of fun digital events for young readers including a Digital Creators Club at the Bob Jones Community Hub, a Code Club taster session at Central Library, Robot Games at East Park and Pendeford libraries, as well as Codapillars and Ozobots sessions. Central Library will also be hosting a Get, Set, Go session and welcoming Wolves Foundation for an interactive games event.


  • All events are free but due to demand and capacity pre-booking is essential. Please check with your local library for more information. Further events may also be added throughout the summer. Please note, a refundable deposit is required for the Digital Creators events. 


Website: Get Ready, Set, Read for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge | City Of Wolverhampton Council

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