Summer Reading Challenge

Libraries NI is inviting children aged 4 and above to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Organised by The Reading Agency, the theme of this Challenge is Record Breakers and libraries across Northern Ireland are getting ready to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records as featured in the Guinness World RecordsTM Books.

Sign up at your local library then read any number of books of your choice (set your personal target between 2 and 25 books), collecting stickers and activity sheets and other rewards along the way.

Young readers will discover wonderful and wacky records from around the world in six different categories: Cool Tech, Way to Go!, The Big Stuff, Animal Magic, People Power and Action! Adventure!

The website allows your child to log the books they have read and they can also find new books to read, recommended by other children, and take part in games,

Coleraine Library: Dinosaur Day Story & craft, Saturday, July 4, 2.30pm-3.30pm. For 4-8 year-olds. Make a Medal Day, Story & Craft, Saturday, August 1, 2.30pm-3.30pm. For 4-8 year-olds.

Garvagh Library: Storytime & Craft, Saturday, July 25, 2pm-4pm. For 4-8 year-olds. Storytime and Craft, Saturday, August 22, 3pm-4pm. For 4-8 year-olds.

Portrush Library: Launch event and Storytime and Crafts, Wednesday, July 1, 10.45am-11.30am. For 4-8 year-olds.

Portstewart Library: Launch Event and Story and Crafts, Saturday, July 4, 11am-12.15pm. For 4-10 year-olds.

Storytime & Crafts, Saturday, August 8. 11.00am-12.15pm. For 4-10 year-olds. Call the libraries to book for these events.