Lancashire Reading Trail

Start a reading diary today and become part of the Lancashire Reading Trail.

The aim is to be reading regularly and to have fun along the way. Once you've read a book we'd love you to share your views on what you thought. You can choose whether you would prefer to write a review or draw a picture. Review sheets can be downloaded or you can create one yourself. Keep a note of which books you've read and what you thought about them.  When you can get into one of our libraries show the staff what you've done. They will give you a map which will guide you through an enchanted Lancashire. Each book you read will lead you one step further on your journey. Perhaps you will meet the Dream Fairy; take care the Pendle Witch does not cast a spell on you... if you are lucky you may spot Lancashire's own unicorn and learn what is special about him.

Complete the quest and you will find the lair of the Reading Dragon, a rarely seen beast whose hoards of gold include a treasured prize to reward your efforts.

For every book you read you will be given a sticker to take you one step further along the trail. You choose which books to read - funny books, adventures, non-fiction, graphic novels, or books by a favourite author - it's up to you. You can read books from home, school, the library and even choose e-books or e-audiobooks which are available through our BorrowBox app.

If you wish you can add your review online if you go to the library catalogue and login. Find the book and you can then add your review and rating right next to the book.

You will collect special cards of the characters along the way - each with a challenge to complete.

You will receive a bronze certificate once you have read ten books and a silver certificate when you have read thirty books. When you have read fifty books you have completed the challenge and reached the dragon's lair where you will find a prize awaits you.

AND don't forget to look out for news of our Summer reading activities with great fun things to do…coming soon!

Information for parents and carers

The Lancashire Reading Trail has been created to encourage children to read regularly. It is well known that children who read for enjoyment find learning and achieving easier, and are more likely to succeed at school. Children can choose any book to read – it can be a book from home, the library or an ebook or e-audiobook.

It is not a race, and we hope your children will choose books that they will enjoy. Books that are appropriate to the reading level of your child are best – hard enough for it to be a challenge but easy enough for them to succeed.
Help us in encouraging your children to step into a world of books and stories with the Lancashire Reading Trail.

Volunteer in your local library

Are you aged 12 - 24 and passionate about reading?

Why not share your skills and help younger children (aged 4 - 11) improve their reading at one of our libraries. You'll be listening to children talk about the books they've read, recommending new titles and supporting them complete the Lancashire Reading Trail.

Culture Hacks

Being a Culture Hack is a chance to make great things happen in your local community. It’s about having ideas large or small, supporting your community and making a real difference. As a Culture Hack you will have chance to support a range of activities as well as having the opportunity to develop your own project ideas.

Meet Aileen and Ben and find out what being a Reading Hack means to them. If you've been inspired by them volunteer to be a Culture Hack.