Join the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 at Ealing libraries

28 Jun 2019

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer.

The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

About the challenge

Children will team up with futuristic family The Rockets for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens. As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.

By adding these stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help the Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

Sign up to take part

To take part in Space Chase, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.If children complete the challenge they will get the opportunity to win an Amazon Kindle, there are three up for grabs.

Events and activities

Space Chase launches in libraries across Ealing Libraries on 13 July and finishes 7 September.

On Saturday 20 July there will be special events at Ealing Central Library.

There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned at Ealing libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, including Zoolab animal handling experiences, out of this world storytelling by Richard Neville and much more.

The Reading Agency is the leading charity inspiring people of all ages and all backgrounds to read for pleasure and empowerment. Working with our partners, our aim is to make reading accessible to everyone. The Reading Agency is funded by the Arts Council.

Further information

See letter to heads download for information on the benefits to your school of taking part.

Contact your local library for our summer reading guide to all the events happening across all thirteen libraries, further information available on Ealing Libraries website.

Find out how your school can get involved: Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.


Martha Lambert, West Ealing Library
Tel: 0201 370 01067

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Last updated: 30 Jul 2019

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