Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Published on: July 11, 2024

The Reading Agency and Southend Libraries are excited to introduce our next summer reading challenge: ‘Marvellous Makers’; coming to a library near you this month!

Running from 20th July to 31st August, this children’s challenge aims to fire up children’s imaginations and unleash storytelling and creativity through the power of reading.

By encouraging your child to take part, it will help boost their literacy skills through the long summer holidays and encourage independence in their reading. There is also an Early Years Challenge, specially designed for the under 4’s!

Take part at any of our 6 libraries across Southend – volunteers will be on hand from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm each day to chat to your children about the books they have read.

Sign up at any of our libraries from Sign Up Saturday on 13th July, and enjoy a great summer of reading!


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