Don’t miss your chance to collect a Gadgeteers medal

This story was published 2 September 2022

North Yorkshire libraries are encouraging as many children as possible to finish this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with the theme Gadgeteers.

Hughie Livesley in a library with his Gadgeteers certificate and medal

The challenge is for children aged four to 11 and the aim is to read six books over summer before the closing date of Saturday, 10 September.

This year’s theme, Gadgeteers, is all about science and making children aware of the great inventions we use every day in all aspects of our lives.

Nearly 7,500 children across the county have signed-up, and those who have started are being encouraged to read those last few books.

Executive member for libraries, Cllr Greg White, said: “It has been wonderful to see so many families enjoying being in the library this summer, both to borrow books and to take part in the wonderful programme of events.

“The challenge really helps children keep up their reading skills over the school holidays and library staff and volunteers have introduced many youngsters to new authors or subjects, which has expanded their reading horizons.

“Staff and volunteers are always happy to help children find something they will enjoy reading so don’t miss out on this last chance to be a Gadgeteer and collect your well-deserved medal.”

Please check library opening days and times.

Find out more about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.