Summer Reading Challenge for 4 to 11 year olds

Arts & Education

Oldham Council are are inviting four to 11-year-olds to join superstar team and their marvellous mascots and get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Children will be encouraged to keep their minds and bodies active over the school holidays with free materials from Oldham Libraries and through the Challenge website.

The characters are brought to life by children’s author and illustrator Loretta Schauer . Children are encouraged to make their way through a fictional summer obstacle course and track their reading as they go, rewarded by free incentives including stickers.

A taster of some of the events

  • Sign Up Saturday, 15 July, 11am – 3pm, Oldham Library/Gallery Oldham – Sign up for free to receive your Ready, Set Read! pack and enjoy themed activities including crazy golf, smoothie bikes and World Champion skater, Jenna Downing
  • Splash! Story workshop, 3 August, 1-3pm, Oldham Library – Bring the book, Splash! To life through storytelling and crafts with illustrator Sharon Davey:
  • Ready, Set Read! Celebration, 16 September, Oldham Library/Gallery Oldham – Fun activities to celebrate your Summer Reading Challenge success

A full list of events, activities and services which are available is at

More information is available via the Challenge website