Be a Marvellous Maker this summer!

Summer reading Challenge 2024. Delivered in partnership with libraries. Marvellous Makers. The reading Agency, Celebrating creativity. CREATE Illustrations by Natelle Quek and logo artwork by Lizzie Everard. All copyright The Reading Agency.


The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge encourages children ages 4-11 to read for fun, and happens in libraries every year in the summer holidays. 

This year, the theme is Marvellous Makers and it’s all about creativity. From dance to drawing, junk modelling to music, there’s something for everyone.

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 Summer Reading Challenge platform

The Challenge begins in libraries across East Lothian on Saturday 22 June and finishes on Saturday 24 August

All children competing the challenge will receive a certificate and a chance to win more prizes.

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 2024!

See our lineup of summer events

We will be adding more events throughout the summer, so check back soon.

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

You can also keep an eye on the East Lothian Libraries Facebook page, or follow your local library’s Facebook page for all you need to know.


Are you 14+ and interesting in working with children? Can you engage well with children and families and enjoy talking about books? We’re seeking young volunteers to help out with the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge.

Contact your library, or email for more information.