Summer Reading Challenge 2021


Join the Wild World Heroes at Newport libraries this summer

Newport libraries are calling for children to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge 2021.

We know that reading for pleasure is important for children's development so we want to encourage families to read and have fun together throughout the summer. There will also be rewards available for reading and reviewing books!

The theme for this year is Wild World Heroes and the challenge asks children aged 4 to 11 to borrow and read any six library books over the summer.

Children can become a Wild World Hero and discover how they can make a difference to the place in which they live.

​Each time they read a library book for the challenge, they’ll get one step closer to fixing the environmental problems in Wilderville and will help make it a better, greener place to live!

To take part children can sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector’s folder to keep a record of their summer reading challenge journey.

Wild World Heroes launches in libraries across Newport on 10 July will run until 25 September.

Join the Summer Reading Challenge


Author visits

Wednesday 18 August 2021 - 10:30am or 2pm 
Come along to Rogerstone Library for storytelling, live interactive drawing and to learn about the story-making process with author Tom McLaughlin. Booking is essential.

Wednesday 25 August 2021 - 10:30am or 2pm 
Come along to Malpas Library to hear Andy Seed, author of the Blue Peter award winning ‘The Silly Book of Side Splitting Stuff’ entertain families with poems and stories.




The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by Newport Libraries.