Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge with Doncaster Libraries
Hooray! The Summer Reading Challenge is back and it officially launches on 13th July 2019.
The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books, with fun, creative activities in the library during the summer holidays. Throughout the challenge, library staff and young volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and illustrators and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading.
Meet the Rockets! This super cool family lives on a satellite station in space. They love spending time at their local library on the Moon.
But wait! All of a sudden books have started to disappear from the Moon Library, and soon there won’t be any left…
A mysterious ship has been spotted on the radar – could these naughty aliens be behind the trouble at the library?
The Rockets are going on a very important mission to save the missing books from these alien bandits, and they need your help!
Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge with your child and join the Rockets on a chase through space to find the aliens and save the Moon Library.
How the Summer Reading Challenge Works
Children sign up for free at their local library and receive a Space Chase collector folder
Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their folder and incentives along the way
Library staff and young volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities (see below)
Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal
Libraries across Doncaster are holding some specific events as follows:
Aliens are Coming! Poetry Workshop!
Come along and design your own alien and help to create a silly poem! A fun interactive session for children aged 5-12.
Doncaster Central Children’s Library – Thursday 1st August 10.30am-11.30am. Free tickets available, call 01302 737991
Armthorpe Community Library – Monday 5th August 10am-11am. Free tickets available, call 01302 833538
Askern Community Library – Tuesday 20th August 10.30am-11.30am. Free tickets available, call 01302 700324
Balby Community Library, Tuesday 30th July 10am-11am. Free tickets available call 01302 853656
Bawtry Community Library, Tuesday 13th August 1.30pm-2.30pm. Free tickets available call 01302 710858
Bentley Area Community Library, Monday 5th August 2.30pm-3.30pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 873456
Cantley Community Library, Thursday 22nd August 2.30pm-3.30pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 535614
Conisbrough Community Library, Wednesday 31st July 2pm-3pm. Free tickets available, call 01709 869509
Denaby Community Library, Friday 2nd August 10am-11am. Free tickets available, call 01302 737003