Aberdeen Reads

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Aberdeen Reads Summer Challenge

This year's Aberdeen Reads Summer Challenge will be launched on Saturday 24 June and run until 26 August. 

This year, our space-themed challenge sees Library Bear heading for the Moon!  For every book read, library event attended or challenge completed you will earn Library Bear 100 Cosmic Miles.  Library Bear will need to travel 238,855 miles - that's 2389 completed activities/books - to reach the Moon.  

While the challenge is aimed at children, young people and families, everyone can take part.  Incentives are available for 4-15yrs old, earning a little something when they have completed 1,3,6 or 8 books read, challenges completed or activities attended.  Only 2 books per visit will count towards your total.

Head to your nearest library, participating community venues or our website to get your hands on the reading card - start earning your stamps from the 24 June!

Community Venues Getting Involved!

Several community venues are taking part in this year's challenge. You'll be able to exchange books, get your card stamped and/or pick up incentives from the following venues:

Cults Kirk Centre - 404 North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB15 9TD

Tuesday 8 August from 12pm - 1.30pm

Ferryhill Community Centre - Albury Road, Ferryhill, Aberdeen, AB11 6TN

Monday 14 August from 1.30pm - 3pm

Inchgarth Community Centre - Aboyne Place, Garthdee, Aberdeen, AB10 7DR

Thursday 17 August from 1pm - 2.30pm

Northfield Community Centre - Byron Square, Northfield, Aberdeen, AB16 7LL

Monday 7 August from 1.30pm - 3pm


Participating Online

You can participate in this year's Aberdeen Reads Summer Challenge online by downloading your reading card - Aberdeen Reads Reading Card - from this website.  If you can't get along to a City library, or one of the participating community venues, drop us an email to let us know what you've doing and we'll stamp your card.  Contact LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk


Library Activities

Our libraries will be running several FREE Aberdeen Reads-themed activities throughout the summer.  Check out our Events page for further information.

We will have a couple of author events for children and young people during the summer:

Special sensory storytelling sessions with Ailie Finlay for children and young people with Additional Support Needs, Wednesday 9 August at Mastrick Library

Weekly Challenges

Weekly challenges will be published throughout the summer.  Try something a little bit different - from using Scratch, to building your own rocket or attending a library event.  There will be something for everyone.

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