Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Agents

We had a lovely visit from Stephen who works at the Drumbrae Hub at our assembly last Friday to tell us all about the next summer reading challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge 2017 ‘Animal Agents’ will be taking place in public libraries across Edinburgh during the summer holiday.

The Summer reading challenge has been organised by The Reading Agency ( and the UK public library network since 1999.  It is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. Last year, in Edinburgh, 5890 children took part.

The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books with fun, creative activities in the library during the summer holidays. Throughout the Challenge, library staff support the children, helping them to discover new authors and illustrators and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading.

How the Challenge works

  • Children sign up at their local library and receive an Animal Agents collector folder
  • Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their folder and incentives along the way
  • Library staff are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities
  • Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal