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The Reading Agency and libraries present Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Did you know that children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the school holidays? Help your child develop the reading bug this summer and bring them to their local library to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year in libraries and it’s free to do. Last year nearly 2,500 children took part in Salford Libraries. 

This year’s theme is Animal Agents with illustrations by Tony Ross. Children read any six books from their local library and collect stickers and other incentives along the way. Those who complete the Challenge will receive a certificate and a medal.

Children can join to take part from Saturday 15th July.

For more information please visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Your library service for Children and Families

Whatever your family’s needs, you’ll find a wide range of books and resources for children and families at your local Salford library. 

Did you know it is free to join the library? Simply fill in a joining form for your child. It is free to borrow the books and use the computers. Children can borrow up to 10 items for 3 weeks. They can also use the library computers to play games or do their homework.

We offer reading advice and homework help and provide a full programme of activities for children and families throughout the year. These include term-time events such as story-rhymetime and baby-rhymetime sessions, and holiday craft sessions and special events.

Find out what's happening this month for your family at your nearest library.

Schools and other groups

We also offer support for schools and other groups. Teachers can organise class visits and Brownie or Cub groups can arrange to visit your nearest library to help children complete their book badges.