Sign Up for Reading Challenge!

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge has now started in Midlothian Libraries.

The challenge is run by the national charity the Reading Agency in partnership with Scotland’s libraries and Tesco Bank. It encourages children to sign up at their local library and read six books to complete the challenge.

Who is it aimed at?

The challenge is aimed at children aged four to eleven. It is run in almost all libraries in the UK and it is completely free.


This year’s challenge is called Animal Agents  and is based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery!

Tony Ross, the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator has worked on bringing this year’s theme to life, and has designed exclusive collecting cards which feature the Animal Agents characters. There are also fun activities for the children to take part in as they progress.

Promotes literacy

The challenge is designed to inspire children and to show them just how much fun reading can be at a time when children may be reading less over the school summer holidays. 

Further information

For further information on how to enrol your child, prizes, dates/times of crafts and events contact your local library. Further information is also available on the libraries social media and web pages.


27 Jun 2017