Lancashire Reading Journey presents The SCART Club.

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

SCART Club illustration

Lancashire Library Service will be launching their Summer Reading programme on Saturday 29 June.  This year the scheme is called the SCART Club and children will be invited to sign up at any Lancashire Library, for free.

SCART Club stands for Science, Culture, Active, Reading and Technology and 11 characters have been created as members of the club; 10 boys and girls and the club's mascot SCART Squirrel.  Children from 5 years to 12 years old are invited to come and discover these new characters by taking on the challenge at their local library.

This summer the challenge is to collect all 5 SCART subjects.  Each subject has tasks set by our club members, complete two tasks to unlock the subject and collect your sticker.  For each subject one of the tasks must be reading related. 

By finishing all 5 subjects children will be rewarded with a cool prize and certificate!

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 29 June and join the SCART Club!    

The Lancashire Reading Journey's SCART Club will be running throughout summer until 28 September.

What shall I read?

Here are some suggestions for your reading tasks.

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

Play the SCART Club Scratch game 

Our award winning Reading Hack Ben has created a special Scratch game for the SCART club. A fun way to get your Technology stamp! Download the instructions here (PDF 680KB)

Come to a SCART Club 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

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 2019 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.