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Summer Reading Challenge 2022


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The Reading Agency and Tameside Libraries are excited to introduce Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022!
Science is all around you! What do you love doing? Are you a brilliant baker? Or a mega music fan? Are you the tech wizard amongst your friends?
Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!

Watch the trailer here:

gadgeteers film screenshot

Children can sign up to take part in Gadgeteers at Tameside libraries this summer holidays. It’s fun, friendly and absolutely free! All you have to do is read 6 library books and collect rewards along the way. The challenge launches on Saturday 9 July and runs until Christmas, so there is plenty of time to get on with that reading!
Gadgeteers free activities

What do I do?
  • Register for the Challenge at any Tameside library.* You need to be a library member to take part, but it’s free to join the library. You’ll get a special Gadgeteers pack!
  • Choose books to read (anything you like!). Use your Gadgeteers bookmark to remind you to go back to the library for more!
  • Read your books and write them on your Gadgeteers pack.
  • Collect special stickers (some of them are smelly!) as you read your books

Gadgeteers characters

What do I get when I complete the challenge?
  • A Gadgeteers magnet and a medal
  • A Gadgeteers certificate (children who finish before Saturday 24 September have these presented at Tameside primary schools in October 2022)
  • If you finish before Saturday 24 September, entry into a special prize draw! The first prize is a £25 Active Choice Card to use at Active Tameside venues, plus a reading goody bag! 2 runners up will also receive a reading goody bag.

Gadgeteers medal, certificate and pack

What else can I do?
  • Come along to our free activities! There’s lots going on for children in Tameside libraries this summer.
  • Log onto the Gadgeteers website to write reviews, play games and have fun.
  • Tell your friends about Gadgeteers and get them to take part too!

Special Pre-school Challenge!
New this year, pre-school children can also take part in a special Gadgeteers challenge! Children who are not yet going to primary school can collect a Gadgeteers Mini-Challenge card, collect stickers when they read books and a gold medal sticker when they complete the challenge.

*If you can only access the library during Open+ hours and want to take part, please send us a message using the link below, including the name and library card number of children wanting to take part and the library you go to. Rewards can then be left in the reserved book area in the library, or you may wish to collect all the rewards at the end of the Challenge during staffed hours.

Illustrations by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022

Contact Information
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Tameside Libraries Information Service
Ashton Library
Tameside One
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0161 342 2031


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