Summer reading challenge for children

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Ready, Set, Read! with the aim to inspire children to feed their imagination over the summer. 

We invite children aged 4 to 11 to take up the challenge of reading six books during the summer holidays. Children can register to take part at any of our libraries.

You can include library ebooks and audiobooks and we have a special Summer Reading Challenge collection available via Libby. Complete all six books to receive the challenge prizes including a finisher's medal and certificate.

The Summer Reading Challenge launches on Friday 30 June and will finish on Thursday 31 August.

Ready, Set, Read! is presented by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Libraries. 

Summer activities

Drop into your local library or keep an eye on their Facebook page for information about activities and events for children throughout the holidays.