This year, The Reading Agency have partnered with the Youth Sport Trust to create a challenge that is all about sports and games.

To get involved:

  • Visit your local library: fill in the registration card and receive a special collector folder when you start your Challenge
  • Sign up online: Visit and follow the instructions.

Cllr David Selby, Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer holidays. It allows them to build skills and confidence before the new school year begins and helps keep them on track and concentrate on completing the challenge.

“This year’s ‘Ready, Set, Read!’ theme focuses on empowering young people to forge new connections, and unleash the power of play, sport and physical activity through reading.

“The challenge provides the perfect opportunity to get children together to have fun and enjoy the power of reading.”

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged between four and 11 years and runs from Saturday 8 July until mid-September.

Powys libraries have a variety of books available for the challenge, in English and Welsh, including picture books, quick reads, story books, information books and comic books.

The aim of the challenge is to get children aged between 4 and 11 years old to read 6 books over the summer holidays. If you sign up at your local library, you will receive a free collector's folder and can collect special stickers and rewards as you read your books. Those who complete the challenge will receive a medal and certificate, a free family swim voucher, kindly donated by Freedom Leisure, and gain entry into a prize draw.

For more information, visit or contact the library service on or 01874 612394.