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Join the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge from July to September

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge takes place in space, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

The Rockets are a futuristic family living in space, and they are hot on the trail of a mischievous band of aliens! The aliens have been jumping from galaxy to galaxy, helping themselves to whatever they like. Now books have mysteriously started to vanish from the Moon Library and the Rockets are on the case.

With lots of help from children taking part in the Challenge, the Rockets will go on a mission to try and find the missing books and introduce the aliens to the wonders of the library, where they can share stories together. There’s plenty of peril along the way, from black holes and shooting stars to the murky depths of the alien ship. Let the Space Chase begin.

The challenge will run from Monday 1 July to Sunday 1 September 2019.

Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website to find a book to read, take part in competitions and play games.

How to take part

To take part, simply sign up at your local library and choose and borrow 6 library books of your choice. And that’s it.

Free to join and fun rewards

It’s free to join and there are exclusive rewards to collect along the way.

You’ll receive a special collector’s folder once you’ve read at least 1 book. As you borrow and read all 6 library books over the summer, you can collect 6 special stickers to complete your folder.

You’ll also receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.

Sign up now

To take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, all you need to do is sign up at your nearest library.

Summer events

There will be lots of Space Chase events at libraries this summer. For full details visit our what’s on page.

Poetry and short story competition for children and young people

Poetry and short story competition for children and young people

Write a poem or short story in less than 500 words on the theme of ‘Space’.

The competition is open to children aged 4 to 18. First and second prizes within each category:

Children aged 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 to 18.

Hand into your local library, with poetry and book related prizes up for grabs.

Closing date Sunday 1 September.

The judges’ decision is final and winners will be announced during National Poetry Week in October 2019.

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