Registrations open for Family Library Summer Reading Challenge

10 July, 2023

Local families have the opportunity to participate in the Family Library’s popular summer reading scheme, sponsored for the seventh year by PwC Isle of Man.

Over the summer holidays, the Family Library is inviting young readers to get involved in its annual summer reading challenge, with this year’s theme embracing ‘The Magic of Music’. 

Open to all children on the Isle of Man from Friday 21 July, it’s an opportunity to read and review up to six books around a chosen theme, as well as take part in extra activities like a points-scoring game for the chance to win prizes. The challenge aims to help children find a love for reading, improve vocabulary, as well as bring families together to enjoy an inspiring summer activity. 

PwC Isle of Man has sponsored the challenge since 2017 with financial support that covers all costs allowing it to be offered as a free event. Over the last six years, almost 1,000 children have taken part in the scheme and explored books around a range of themes including the circus, space, oceans adventure, silly squad, Big Ted’s adventure, and city explorers. 

Sue Jolly, Library Manager, said: “The Family Library is an important bridge for children in the island’s community, helping them discover confidence, independence and understanding between school and home. Each year, the summer reading challenge explores a new reading theme which encourages existing and new members to visit the Library and embark on a fun reading adventure. We’re grateful for PwC Isle of Man’s ongoing involvement and financial support as it ensures we can continue delivering a creative and free activity over the summer to local children.”

Paul Jones, Corporate Responsibility Lead at PwC Isle of Man, added: “The Family Library team puts significant effort into designing fun activities and services for local children and families. We’ve been delighted to support them over the years in bringing the summer reading challenge to life, particularly as it benefits so many children across the island with entertainment and educational enrichment.”

To register for the summer reading challenge and collect a pack, please visit the Family Library at Nobles Hall, Westmoreland Road, Douglas.

After each challenge ends, there is a celebration party held at the Family Library for all children who complete the challenge. The date of this year’s party will be announced on the Library’s Facebook page later this summer.

Family Library summer reading challenge 2023

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