Gadgeteers logo for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Every year Coventry Libraries run the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC), calling for children aged 4 – 11 to sign up to read six books over the summer holiday. This year’s theme is Gadgeteers

From Saturday 10 July children aged 4 – 11 can come and collect their Summer Reading Challenge free fun collector pack and stickers at a Coventry Library. At two further visits to Libraries through the summer, children can collect more stickers to complete their Challenge. 

Children don’t need to be big readers to enter the Challenge.  Coventry Libraries have lots of books to suit all abilities and interests including picture fiction, comic-style books and books about fun subjects like sports, crafts and cookery.

There is also a Summer Reading Challenge for under 4s so no one feels left out. 

There will also be Gadgeteer-themed events and activities taking place in Libraries throughout the summer. See what's on for children and young people.

The Summer Reading Challenge is supported by The Reading Agency which this year has teamed up with the Science Museum Group inspiring children to use their curiosity and creativity to discover the science behind every day and celebrate the role of the imagination in both reading and the sciences. 

Through taking part in the Challenge, with free materials from Coventry Libraries and online via the Summer Reading Challenge Website, children will be able to join six fictional Gadgeteers. The characters – brought to life by children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford – use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind a whole range of interests, from fashion and technology to cooking and music. 

Through an exciting book collection and accompanying activities, the Gadgeteers will help to spark children’s curiosity about the world around them and encourage them to feed their imagination over the summer holiday. They will be boggled by brilliant facts, gaze at the stars, and be inspired by tales of creativity and invention.

View the Gadgeteers e-book and e-audiobook collection on BorrowBox.

Central Library

Address: Central Library
Smithford Way

Telephone: 024 7683 2314/2395

Fax: 024 7622 0465