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Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge!


Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving in Libraries and online this summer!


Libraries are teaming up with the Science Museum Group for a very special science-themed Challenge, to show children that science is all around us every day and inspire them to unleash their curiosity and creativity!


The Challenge takes place in a fictional summer holiday club where our young innovators – the Gadgeteers - use creative thinking & teamwork to come up with cool inventions for the summer party!


Children will be introduced to many aspects of science engagement, including food, fashion, music, and sport – something for everyone to enjoy!


Gadgeteers will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of creative fun science!


The challenge begins in libraries from Saturday 9 July. Children can also take part online!


How to take part

Children can join at the library and pick up a Gadgeteers folder or do the digital challenge online or do both!


To take part in the library, simply pick up a free folder, collect stickers and then read at least 6 books. At the end the reward is a brilliant Summer Reading Challenge medal!


To take part online go to where children create their own profile with the assistance of an adult. They set their own reading goals, and can read any books they choose! Children are encouraged to read library books, digital eBooks and listen to eAudio books. Each time they finish a book; they add it to their profile and write a review.


Rewards and Incentives

Children are rewarded with stickers and a medal if they take part in the library.


Online, the rewards are fun digital activities and incentives along the way, with online badges and games. When they complete the challenge online, they receive a downloadable certificate.


Benefits of the Summer Reading Challenge

Children who take part maintain reading confidence levels over the summer and are more enthusiastic about books and reading.


It keeps children actively reading over the summer, supporting the transition between year groups and stages.


The programme offers something fun & FREE to do together for  children, families and communities.


Accessing Books and Joining the Library

All of our libraries are now OPEN – Please check here for more details:


We also offer e books and e audio books for free with your library membership card! If you're not already a library member, joining is easy and free, just click here to join the library.   



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