Previously, Gloucestershire Libraries have been running the Summer Reading Challenge for many years now but this year, they are trying something new – The Library Challenge. This brand new challenge is exclusive to Gloucestershire, and all 40 county and community libraries are taking part, including us here at Berkeley Books Community Library!

The Library Challenge aims to get children aged 3 to 12 years old and their families discovering everything their library service has to offer, with discovering and maintaining a passion for reading still at its core. Children who read for pleasure throughout the school summer break are proven to maintain or improve their reading attainment levels, and summer initiatives such as The Library Challenge aim to support this.

African Drumming 2019

The Library Challenge aims to encourage children aged three to 12 years old and their families to discover everything their library service has to offer.

Children can find out what their library means to them by completing a range of tasks, including reading any books they choose, taking part in events and getting into nature.

Participants will receive incentives and prizes along the way, with a firm focus on discovering new interests and having fun.

We will also have a treasure hunt in Berkeley Books Library!

Running from 15 July to 16 September 2023, The Library Challenge aims to encourage children and families to access their local library services and celebrate their own journey.

The theme is music and there will be plenty of tuneful fun and excitement to be had, with a whole host of events happening across the county.

They will include interactive theatre performances from the Everyman, instrument crafts and musical workshops (in some County libraries) highlighting a range of different musical genres.

Joining The Library Challenge is free and all 40 libraries across the county will be taking part.