Ready, Set, Read: The challenge is on

12:01, Friday, 7th July 2023

The Summer Reading Challenge is back!

This year’s challenge kicks off with a fantastic free day of open air sports and games for families in Scunthorpe town centre.

The ‘Ready, Set, Read’ event starts at 12pm on Saturday 15 July outside Scunthorpe Central and features a crazy mobile tennis court, and a host of sports’ day games such as the egg and spoon and sack race and a tug of war!

There will also be family games, entertainment, crafts and sports challenges with prizes.

Children and young people are being encouraged to go along to their local library and register for this year’s ‘Ready, Set, Read’ Summer Reading Challenge.

The theme of the challenge this year – ‘Ready, Set, Read!’ – is about reading, sport and play, and aims to keep children’s minds and bodies active over the summer break.

Children just need to register for the scheme at their local library and read six books over the summer. There are some great rewards to pick up along the way, including rucksacks, frisbees and personal fitness trackers.

The challenge runs from Saturday 1 July until Saturday 9 September 2023, in all of North Lincolnshire’s libraries and community hubs.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“With the summer holidays just around the corner now is the perfect time to register for the Summer Reading Challenge.

“Reading is so important for young people, and so is keeping active so how fantastic that this summer children and young people have the opportunity to do both with the Ready, Set, Read challenge.

“I hope as many people as possible go along to the launch event on Saturday 15 July, it’s set to be a great day with lots of fun entertainment and games as well as a chance to find out everything you need to know about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

“This is just the start of an action packed summer of activities for children and families, including the Fuelled events, Party in the Park at Normanby – more town centre events and of course free swimming for children in all our leisure centres across the summer holidays.”

If you would like your child or children to take part in this year’s fantastic challenge, you can visit the Summer Reading Challenge website for more information or go along to your local library to find out more and register.

To take part you must be a library member. If you aren’t it isn’t too late, it is quick, easy and free to join. Find out more on our website, or by contacting the libraries team by email: library.enquiries@northlincs.gov.uk.