Reading Heroes

Become a Reading Hero at your library this summer.

Reading Heroes

This summer, we are challenging children across Lancashire to become a Reading Hero and help Dr Paige Turner to stop the evil super villain "The Spoiler"!  

Reading Heroes is the brand-new summer reading programme offered in all libraries across Lancashire, which encourages children aged 4 to 12 (although not exclusively) to keep reading through the summer holidays, offering prizes for those who manage to read 5 books over the summer, and additional incentives for those who manage to also complete a number of challenges.  

How it works 

Sign up at your local library and receive a booklet containing all the information you need to help defeat The Spoiler, including a comic book story which can be unlocked along the way.   

To become a Reading Hero, you will need to read five books over the course of the summer, collecting stickers and prizes along the way!

To become a Reading Superhero, you will need to read five books and complete 3 of the suggested tasks in the booklet. Doing this will enter you into a prize draw for a special prize!

All participating children will be able to visit one of Lancashire's museums for free with an adult, as well as regular activities taking place in all libraries in Lancashire.

To get some inspiration follow this link to see some sample videos

Check out our science tasks

We'll be running some fantastic events to help you defeat The Spoiler in our libraries. 

Find a Reading Heroes event near you

If you can't make it to one of our libraries you can complete the challenge online

Follow the link to find out more

Become a Reading Hero online

We'll also be offering a colouring competition in our libraries.

Terms and conditions

  1. This competition is free to enter.
  2. The competition is open to all Lancashire libraries members taking part in Reading Heroes (registration for Reading Heroes is free and can be completed in any Lancashire Library or online).
  3. The competition is open to entries from Saturday 1 July 2023, until Saturday 30 September 2023.
  4. Competition entry forms can be collected from your local Lancashire library branch.
  5. To submit a competition entry, completed forms can be returned to a Lancashire library branch, and handed to a member of staff
  6. The prize will be awarded to one entry. Each library will judge their best entry according to criteria (originality and artistic merit) and submit it to a shortlist from which the winner will be randomly selected.
  7. The prize is a single Lego kit, up to the value of £50, chosen by the winner from the official Lego online shop. There is no cash alternative.
  8. There is no limit of number of entries per person.
  9. Competition entries must not include your name. Instead library staff will assign you a unique code to write on your entry form.
  10. Any entry to the competition or extracts from it may be used (anonymously) on our website or on social media, or displayed in the library it has been submitted to.
  11. Lancashire County Council retain the right to use the winning entry for promotional uses for 5 years.
  12. The winner will be notified by Friday 20 October by library staff using the nominated contact methods on their library account. At this point we will discuss the selection and collection or delivery arrangements for the prize.
  13. Lancashire County Council will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one (1) week, Lancashire County Council reserves the right to offer the prize to the next most eligible entrant.
  14. The decision of Lancashire County Council will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  15. Lancashire County Council must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation Lancashire Libraries will publish the first name and library branch of the prize winner and, if applicable, their winning entries online using the social media channels of the library service. By submitting an entry you are consenting to this.

Download the Terms and Conditions for the colouring competition