The Summer Reading Challenge is a highlight of the summer for lots of York children, and it’s great for parents too. It encourages kids to work their way through lots of books in exchange for some fab prizes, and it’s totally free to take part. You might even get five minutes of peace while they’re engrossed in a story, but we’re not making any promises!
The theme for 2019 is Space Chase, an out of this world adventure celebrating 50 years since the first man on the moon. Meet Bear, Cass and Leo, Mum Holly and Dad Joe, Nana Whiz and their dog, Laika, as they set off on their mission to track down books stolen by mischievous aliens.
Everyone aged 5 and over needs to read six books over the summer holidays and will get prizes for each book read with a medal and certificate for reading all six. Under 5s aren’t left out. They get a sticker card and collect a sticker for each book read. When they have 6 stickers they get a certificate. You can sign up in any library from Saturday 13 July 2019.
As well as the Challenge, there are lots of other events happening at the York libraries over the summer. Browse the huge range of events and activities, from slime workshops to Lego printing and kids’ poetry sessions. Find all the details on the Explore York events calendar.