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Prizes for local children taking part in Blackpool Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Blackpool Council’s library service has launched their Summer Reading Challenge.

Aimed at school age children, the Summer Reading Challenge is a national initiative from The Reading Agency, delivered in partnership with public libraries across the country.

To complete the challenge, children must read four books over the summer break.

They can read any books they like – storybooks, picture books, novels, non-fiction, eBooks and audiobooks all count. They can read the books on their own, or with the help of parents/carers.

Families with children can visit their local library to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. If a child is not already a member of the library, they can join for free.

After reading four books, each child will receive their official Summer Reading Challenge medal and certificate. They will also receive prizes after finishing books one, two and three.

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is ‘Marvellous Makers’, and Blackpool libraries are holding a series of creative themed events over the holidays.


Cllr Jo Farrell, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Levelling Up – People, said

“The Summer Reading Challenge is one of the highlights of the year. I know the library staff love seeing children of all ages visiting the library and enjoying the wide range of books on offer.

“Reading and being read to has great benefits for a child’s education and development, but also has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.

“The library service will also be delivering some fantastic family events and activities over the summer break. Visit your local library branch or follow Blackpool Libraries on Facebook for the latest events and updates.”


How to join Blackpool Libraries

To get a free membership, simply visit your local library or go to to join online.

You can borrow up to 14 books at one time and Blackpool libraries do not charge overdue fees.

With a library card you can also access eBo

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