Animal Agents - Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Animal Agents
Animal Agent Characters

The Reading Agency and Nottingham City Libraries bring you the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Agents – a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes!  This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends are specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way.

Don’t be bored over the summer come and join in the fun at your local library!

Did you Know?

Children’s reading can dip over the summer holiday period.  We all know the more children read the better they get at it; however Reading for Pleasure is just as important as learning to read.  With access to thousands of books –fiction or non-fiction, advice on hand of what to read and free reservations for children, libraries can help to bridge the gap in a child’s reading during the summer months.  The Summer Reading Challenge gives a child a reason to read – offering incentives along the way….whether your child is learning to read or already can read –why not join in the fun!

Are you up for the challenge?

To take part all you have to do is read 6 library books over the summer holiday period. It’s FREE to join too! The only rule is they have to be library books! You can read anything, and that means ANYTHING: picture books, fact books or stories from your favourite authors.

Take your library card along with you and ask a staff member to join.  Fill out a registration card and choose some books.  As you return books you will start to receive incentives, a collector’s card and stickers.  If you read all six books you will get invited to a medal ceremony where you will be presented with a medal and certificate. 


The fun begins on 15 July 2017 and runs until 2 September 2017.  You can visit the library anytime during this period to sign up and take part.

Summer Activities

We have lots of great performances, crafts and activities for families in libraries over the summer.  Click here to view our Summer holiday activity programme and find out what’s on and when.

Going away on holiday?

Don’t worry you don’t have to visit the library every week to take part – you could visit before you go and when you come back!

SRC website

See the links below to check out the fantastic Animal Agents website especially designed for the Challenge.  You can get help to find the best book to read using the Book Sorter –ask questions about the challenges and play games.  This year there  are special codes on the stickers to unlock exciting games!

How can schools get involved?

Schools can help by promoting their local library and encouraging children to take part.  Why not visit our School information page where you can download an Assembly pack and more information.

Related Pages

Summer Reading Challenge

Schools Information (including assembly pack)


Animal Agents

The Reading Agency

SRC info for Parents/Carers

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