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The theme of this years Summer Reading Challenge is Wild World Heroes and it starts on 10th July and runs throughout the summer holidays, finishing on 11th September. It’s aimed at children aged 4 – 11 and is completely free!
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge celebrates adventure, friendship, reading and fun while helping children to explore nature and discover how important it is, with the help of the Wild World Heroes Carys, Marcus, Callum, Willow, Faiza, David and their trusted animal companions from Wilderville, who are all on a mission to take action and save their natural world.
Children can help the Wild World Heroes by signing up to the Summer Reading Challenge and reading six library books over the summer period. It can be any type of reading material including stories, information books, audiobooks, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more. When they have read their six books and completed the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive a medal and certificate (while stocks last). And it’s all free!
Children can choose to sign up and participate in the Summer Reading Challenge either by visiting a Kent Library to claim their joining pack, or by visiting the Wild World Heroes website to take part online. Visit the Kent Libraries website to find an up to date list of our open libraries and information about when others will be opening.
Live Virtual Zoolabs
Zoolab Rangers bring their animals to our free online Zoolab events, part of Kent Libraries Summer Reading Challenge, Wild World Heroes.
Naturetown – suitable for 5-8 year olds Wed 4 Aug 1pm-1.45pm Thurs 12 Aug 10am-10.45am Hear about the adventure of fellow eco-warriors helping local wildlife, reinforcing what we can all do to protect and care for our animal neighbours.
Eco Investigators – suitable for 8-11 year olds Wed 18 Aug 10am-10.45am Thurs 26 Aug 1pm-1.45pm Become an Eco Investigator and learn how we can help save our animal friends - all from the comfort of your own home!