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Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The theme of year’s Summer Reading Challenge is ‘Wild World Heroes’. To deliver it The Reading Agency has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund to encourage children across the country to engage in fun reading activity focused on environmental issues.

Hampshire children, aged between 4 and 11, can sign up online, on the Kids Zone webpage, or in their local library (Chineham Library, Chineham District Centre, Basingstoke RG24 8BQ) to read any six books of their choice, and in any format they like, before Saturday 18 September. They can choose fiction and non-fiction titles and enjoy them at home, on the move, or whilst away on holiday thanks to a great variety of audiobook, e-book and paperback loan options.

Throughout the challenge, library staff and volunteers will help children of all reading abilities as they progress. Children who sign-up for the challenge will receive a poster, stickers after each book read, and a special medal once they cross the finish line. Children can sign up for free online at their local Hampshire library from Saturday 3 July.