Ready, Set, Read!

Get ready for a summer of reading and fun with the Summer Reading Challenge!

Image of three cartoon characters on the left and three characters on the right all dressed in various sports clothes representing a different sport. Text in the centre states Summer Reading Challenge 2023 Ready, Set, Read! presented by The Reading Agency. Delivered in partnership with libraries!

This year, the theme is sports, games, teamwork and play. The Reading Agency has partnered with the Youth Sports Trust to create 'Ready, Set, Read!' and keep imaginations moving over the school holidays. By participating in the challenge at East Lothian Libraries, young people will have the opportunity to explore new reading material, develop skills, and discover new interests.

With incentives to collect and plenty of brilliant books to enjoy, the Challenge is the perfect summer activity to build young readers' skills and confidence during the break from school. Children can also take part online.

Go to the digital challenge platform

The challenge begins in libraries across East Lothian on Saturday 17 June. Visit your local library to register and find out about the activities they have planned for you. 

All children completing the challenge will receive a certificate and a book for their home collection.

Events for Children, Young People and Families 

We have a great range of events and activities taking place across our libraries for the Summer Reading Challenge 2023!

Find out about all the events taking place within our libraries on here or keep an eye on the East Lothian Libraries Facebook page or follow your local Library's dedicated Facebook page for all you need to know.

All events are FREE but some events may require you to book a space. For more information or to book events please contact the specific library. Contact details for all libraries are available on the Library Directory.

We have some events that are taking place outwith the libraries too however this will be noted in the event description.

Don't worry if your library and their activities are not currently noted, we will be updating and adding events to these pages throughout the summer. Alternatively please contact your local library for more details.