Lewisham Council - Summer Reading Challenge

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.


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