Lancashire Reading Journey 2017

Children across Lancashire are invited to take part in this summer's Lancashire Reading Journey.

Calling All Explorers!

Visit your local Library from July 15th to sign up for the Lancashire Reading Journey

This year the challenge is all about collecting characters by completing various tasks.

You can sign up for free at any library, where you'll be given your own Reading Journey Log Book and pencil.  There are 13 characters to collect, each with four tasks.  Reading, Writing, Making and Exploring.   To achieve a character you have to finish two of them. One needs to be the Reading task but the second can be your choice!

You can collect as many characters as you wish and you'll receive a sticker for each one and a special prize if you reach six!

There'll be lots of activities taking place across all our libraries over the summer weeks, plus plenty of ideas to keep you entertained.  So make sure you visit from the 15th July and start your Reading Journey!    

What shall I read?

Here are some suggestions for your reading tasks.

Just login to request one for free with just one click from our library catalogue.

You can also borrow an eBook or listen to a talking book from our Digital Library

Don't forget to tell us about one of the books you've enjoyed by sending a review, that's another task done.

You can read all the reviews and also have a go at our special reading journey games.

Come to a reading journey event

We’ve lots of free events all summer at libraries across Lancashire. Go to one near you, and that’ll be one task already completed

See all the fun we had last year

Visit a Lancashire museum with your family

Take your Reading Journey log book along to one of the following Lancashire Museums for free family entry during the 2017 school summer holidays:

One visit per log book. Up to two adults can accompany each child with a booklet.

Volunteer in your local library

If you’re aged between 12 and 24 you can help support children to improve their reading skills at one of our libraries. Talk to children about books and recommend new titles and help them complete their reading journey tasks.

Volunteer to be a Reading Hack

A note for parents

Reading is a great activity to keep your children happy during the quiet times in the long summer holiday. Children who keep on reading outside school during the summer months have also been shown to improve their literacy levels and perform better when they return to school in the autumn. There are also many fun activities in our Reading Journey tasks that will encourage your child to be more creative and provide opportunities for the whole family to get involved.