Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge – Powys County Council

07 July 2022

Image of Councillor David Selby and  and Tracey Cavender, Library assistant at Newtown Library

Children across Powys are encouraged to join the Summer Reading Challenge and spark their curiosity about the world around them.

This year, The Reading Agency have partnered with the Science Museum Group to create a challenge that is all about science and innovation.

To get involved:

  • Visit your local library: Register for the challenge and choose your six books from the wide selection available
  • Sign up online for the digital challenge: summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/  

Choose six books you are going to read. These can be your own books at home or e-books/e-audio books from Powys Library’s Borrowbox site: powys.borrowbox.com

Cllr David Selby, Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to keep children reading over the summer holidays whilst also building their skills and confidence before the new school year.

“This year’s theme focuses on inspiring children to see the science and innovation behind everyday objects, showing that reading and science are for everyone and can be fun.”

The summer reading challenge is aimed at children aged between four and 11 years and runs from Saturday 9 July until mid-September.

Powys Libraries have a variety of books available for the challenge, in English and Welsh, including picture books, quick reads, story books, information books and comics.

Once signed up to the challenge, each child will receive a free collector’s folder and then read any book to collect special stickers along the way.

Everyone who completes their personal reading challenge at the end of the summer, will receive a certificate and medal, a free family swim voucher courtesy of Freedom Leisure, and will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/buddingreaders or contact the library service on library@powys.gov.uk or 01874 612394.