Join Barnsley Libraries and celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge

Barnsley Libraries are inviting children to join in with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The challenge kicks off on Saturday 15 July, paving the way for a summer full of fun at libraries across the borough. Children of all ages are encouraged to get involved and read six books of their choice during the holiday. There are lots of special stickers and rewards to collect along the way and plenty of stories to enjoy.

This year’s theme, Animal Agents illustrated by Tony Ross, features a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes. Join the band of furry, slippery and feathered friends as they use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries!

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge really helps to inspire a love of reading outside of the classroom. It’s important for children to keep strengthening and developing their reading skills over the holiday. It’s also great for keeping their minds active and entertained!”

People should call into their local library to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge.

There are lots of fun activities for children of all ages at Barnsley Libraries this summer, find more information about reading and rhyme time sessions, arts and crafts and a full list of activities at

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