Summer Reading Challenge

We are very excited about this year’s Space Chase themed Summer Reading Challenge 2019 at Milton Keynes Libraries.

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Can you help our super space family track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens?

All you need to do is read library books, solve clues and collect special stickers to complete your mission folder. Can you find the aliens in time to save the day?

The Rocket Family

Space Chase is this year’s Summer Reading Challenge produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries all over the UK. Milton Keynes Libraries are inviting children of all ages to take part once again this year.

Planets and Rocket

The Summer Reading Challenge celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019 offers an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children’s reading can “dip” during the summer holidays. The Reading Agency’s Annual Summer Reading Challenge helps by getting over 700,000 children regularly into libraries over the summer. In Milton Keynes we had around 3,000 children join the challenge to maintain their reading skills and confidence during the summer break. 

Because everything changes when we read.

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We'd like as many children as possible to read or have help reading six library books over the summer holidays. Along the way there are stickers to collect (watch out some of them are stinky!) and when you complete the challenge, you'll get a certificate and medal (while stocks last). 

Leo on his hoverboard

Last year we had nearly 3000 children participating in the Reading Challenge and we would love to see even more taking part this year. We would especially like to see more completing the challenge particularly with the aliens to chase and the books to save!

Drawing of Dot the Alien

Space Chase is FREE to join and simple to sign up for just come into any Milton Keynes Library during staffed hours. The Challenge begins Friday 19 July and ends Saturday 7 September.

With thousands of great books waiting to be read at the local library there is no excuse for boredom during the long summer break.

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Illustrations © Adam Stower for The Reading Agency

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Last Updated: 9 September 2019