The return of the Summer Reading Challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge launches across Suffolk’s libraries soon and we’re hoping to mark our ten-year anniversary with the biggest ever Summer Reading Challenge.

Suffolk Libraries was launched as a charity on 1 August 2012. Since that time there have been nearly 70,000 sign-ups to the annual Suffolk Reading Challenge. It would be great if we could smash the Suffolk record of 8,300 children taking part over the summer.

We’d love it if all primary schools could let children and parents know about the challenge. You can get more information at and sign up for email updates. We’ve also sent all primary schools a supply of bookmarks and posters to help you promote it.

Any children aged under 12 can sign up for the challenge for free in any of our 44 libraries from Saturday 16 July.

The Summer Reading Challenge is the country’s largest annual literacy campaign. It’s organised by The Reading Agency and run in libraries across the country.

Children are challenged to read six books over the summer holidays and in return they receive stickers, rewards and a certificate for completing the challenge. The challenge runs from July to September. This year’s theme is Gadgeteers, which focuses on scientific innovation and creative thinking. Libraries will also be organising lots of fun activities during the summer.