Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Summer Reading Challenge


The challenge starts on Friday 21st June and runs until Saturday 24th August.

Aberdeenshire Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge is a fun and accessible activity for children of all ages and aims to promote reading, encourage progression, support curricular outcomes and involve children in a cultural activity. The organisers design the challenge to ensure that children of all abilities can take part and encourage participants to read their own choice of books from their local library, listen to audiobooks or download and read eBooks/eAudiobooks over the school summer holiday period.


Read six books or more and receive a prize!

Children receive a stamp or sticker for each book they read and will receive a prize after reading six or more books. As well as the reading challenge, our libraries also run a creative competition during the Summer Holidays. Get along to your local library to find out more on the run up to the Summer Holidays.

Sign me up for the Summer Reading Challenge!

Download the Competition Form

Star Readers

A book token/gift card will be awarded to the “Star Reader” from each Library in Aberdeenshire. Local Library and Mobile Staff will choose the person they think has progressed well in their reading during the Challenge. A Star Reader would be….

  • Someone we feel has strived to complete the Challenge during the Summer Holidays, maybe not in quantity of books but persevering to read 6 books at their level.
  • Developed their reading and have chosen a variety of books.
  • Chosen a book that they might not normally read but has been recommended by Library Staff.
  • Enjoying what they read for pleasure and want to read more.

Aberdeenshire Star Reader

Star Readers are invited along to the Prize-Giving event in September. This year, we will also be awarding a prize to an overall Aberdeenshire Star Reader from these and the prize for this has been kindly donated by Mackie’s of Scotland - £100 Book Gift Card and a year’s supply of Mackie’s Ice Cream!

Books and Ice Cream! Does it get any better than that?

Maybe a healthy recipe or two from Mackie's?

Mackie's Recipes

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