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Summer reading challenge

Children aged 4–11 can once again head to the library to join the summer reading challenge.

This year's summer reading challenge will begin on Saturday 15 July and the theme is Animal Agents.

How to take part

The summer reading challenge is free. All you need to take part is a library card, which you can get by joining any library in the borough.

About the challenge

  • Children aged 4–11 are asked to read six books of their choice over the summer holiday.
  • For each book they read, they collect stickers and rewards.
  • When they have completed the challenge, they get a medal.

Animal Agents theme

The 2017 summer reading challenge theme is Animal Agents, with the characters illustrated by the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross.

Animal Agents is a detective agency manned by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery – and these guys are out to crack the case with a little help from their friends.

By collecting clues in their detective folder, children can solve the case of the graffiti writing or the strange case of a missing lunch, and join in the fun with the Animal Agents by reading along.

Free activities in libraries

Throughout the summer there will be free Animal Agents activities in our libraries. See below for details and sign up for children's activities by email.

 

Select a date from the calendar. 

Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 22 August 10am to 12 noon

Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents

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Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 22 August 2pm to 4pm

Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents

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Animal Agents craft special Free

Lewisham Library 23 August 2pm to 3pm

Make a recycled elephant.

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Special Summer Holiday Craft – paper weaving to create a place mat  Free

Downham Library 24 August 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Holiday special craft – paper weaving to create a laminated place mat. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 25 August 11.15AM to 12 noon

Animals special with extra wild colouring.

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Summer craft club Free

Downham Library 26 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Come along and create your own noughts and crosses game.

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Craft Club - Spy Safe House door hanger.  Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 26 August 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Animal Agents craft special Free

Lewisham Library 30 August 2pm to 3pm

Make a brave messenger pigeon.

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Summer Special Family Film Showing Free

Downham Library 30 August 3pm to 5pm

Come along and enjoy a free family film showing.

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Summer art workshop  Free

Downham Library 31 August 2pm to 3.30PM

Learn to draw Ishmael mouse from Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl and create your own animal characters.

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Craft Club - Make an Animal Agent mask.  Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 2 September 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Join the summer reading challenge 2017!