Free Summer Reading Challenge

summer reading challenge

A fun-packed event of storytelling and craft activities by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team in partnership with Tamworth Library, as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with a nature theme.

The free event will take place on Tuesday, August 10, in the Castle Grounds from 11am and will include Ben Davis, award winning children’s book author, sharing real life stories which have inspired him to write, plus artist Maggie Carney inviting families to paint and design their very own birdfeeders to take home.

Every year Staffordshire Libraries take part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages over 700,000 children nationally to read throughout the summer holidays, collect special stickers, earn a medal and join in with activities and events throughout the summer – all for free!

This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes, a celebration of nature and action for the environment, in partnership with WWF UK. Tamworth Library and Ankerside Shopping Centre are looking to create a trail for families, where pictures of animals and insects will be hidden around town.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library and read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! More information regarding the Summer Reading Challenge can be found at: .

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 11:00am
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 1:00pm