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Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Thank you if you took part in our Summer Reading Challenge this year. We had a great response and many children finished the challenge and received their certificate and medal.

This is what you had to do!

The Summer Reading Challenge is for children from birth to age 11.

It starts on Saturday 8 July and finishes on Saturday 16 September.

It's free to take part. Read books over the summer and collect special stickers and rewards. You can read anything you like - stories, fact books, graphic novels, poetry, audio books - it's up to you!

The superstar team Naveen, Alesha, Ollie, Naomi, Noah & Sophia, and their marvellous mascots, will lead you through the challenge. Read all about them in your Ready, Set, Read Pack.

This is what you have to do

Visit 1:

Call in to Stannington Library and fill in a registration card. Borrow at least two books that will count towards your Summer Reading Challenge.


Visit 2:

Return your first two books. You will receive your Ready, Set, Read Pack and the first two stickers. Borrow at least two books.


Visit 3:

Return your books. You will receive the next two stickers. Borrow at least two books.


Visit 4:

Return your books.

You will receive the final two stickers ...

as well as a certificate and a medal to celebrate achieving your Summer Reading Challenge.

Of course we will be very happy if you also borrow some more books!

Children from Nook Lane Juniors, Stannington Infants, Shooter's Grove Primary and Dungworth & Bradfield Primary also have the chance to win a fabulous drawstring backpack. When you complete the challenge your name will be put into a draw to find the winner in each school.

Do I have to be a member of the library to register for the challenge?

Yes, you need to have a Library Card. You can apply for a card at Stannington Library. An adult will have to sign on your behalf.

What is the Mini Challenge?

This is a similar challenge for children under 4. They need to be registered in the same way and follow the same pattern as above. However, they will receive a Mini Challenge Pack on the second visit and the stickers collected are also different. On completion of the challenge they will receive a special Gold Sticker rather than a medal.

Visit to find cool reading activities and active challenges.

Enter the codes on your stickers to unlock surprises.

Play games, watch videos and enter exciting competitions.

Chat about books and write reviews.

Check out the book sorter for ideas about what to read next.

Do this at home or use one of the computers in Stannington Library for free.

Could you skip, scoot or take the bus to the library? You could even play a game on the way. Get ready to read!

STAND was formed in 2013 after Sheffield City Council announced its decision to close sixteen libraries (including Stannington) unless volunteers took them on. STAND was registered as a charity in 2014 and is funded by grants, donations and fund-raising activities. The library is run by a team of dedicated volunteers.