London Borough of Croydon

 

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Illustrations @ Adam Stower 2019

 

The Reading Agency and Croydon Libraries present the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019.  An out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings.  Keep Croydon children reading and active over the summer, and join the Space Chase at your local library! Encourage your child to read SIX books to complete the challenge and they’ll be entered into a prize draw, with the chance to win a Kindle Fire kindly donated by dotdigital.  

Croydon Libraries will be hosting a wide range of activities for 4 – 11 years olds. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Storyteller John Kirk performs If you Believe   Space chase reading challenge alien image
  • Author of Space Tortoise, Ross Montgomery
  • Science fun with Fizz Pop Science
  • Performance from Good Wolf People
  • Museum of Croydon Time Capsule Trail

Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website too for more inspiration spacechase.org.uk
For more information on events for families in our libraries and around Croydon including free swimming, activities in parks and family crafts at the Museum of Croydon, download our Summer of Fun guide

The Bookmark Design Competition is back!  Under 16s can enter our ‘Design a Bookmark’ competition, held to promote reading in our libraries. The competition starts on Saturday 13 July and finishes on Saturday 14 September!

Don’t forget about our free digital resources for children this summer:

Borrowbox for e-books and e-audio books
Ziptales for hundreds of stories, quizzes and games to make reading fun
Britannica Junior for homework and discovery

For more information on events for families in our libraries and around Croydon including free swimming, activities in parks and family crafts at the Museum of Croydon, please download a copy of our Summer of Fun Guide.

Volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge

Volunteer for the reading challenge this summer!  We’re looking for enthusiastic 13-19 year olds to help with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Gain experience in delivering, promoting and helping with this fantastic national reading scheme!  Visit Volunteer page for more information.

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Illustrations @ Adam Stower 2019

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