Aberdeen Reads Challenges

Challenge yourself this summer. With our 9 reading related challenges, there's something for everyone. Challenges can be completed in any order and recorded in the challenge card

Everyone who participates will be entered into a prize draw. There are additional prize draws to those who complete three or more challenges!

We might all be staying close to home but reading can still take us places. Where would you like to go? 
Use our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eComics, eNewspapers to read something about or set in another country (real or fictional) 


Looking for something else to do? Did you know you can visit Aberdeen Art Gallery from the comfort of your home? Why not take a tour of one of our city's favourite places. https://smartify.org/tour/discover-aberdeen-art-gallery


When you’re out, find an interesting building, sign or place. Imagine it’s your book cover, create a title or story to match. 

Alternatively, we’ve shared a selection of photos from Silver City Vault on our Facebook page and website. Which would be your cover and why? 

Read something written by a person with the same first name as you or a title starting with the same letter as your name.

Visit our library catalogue for inspiration.


Read a ‘how to’ book - cooking, gardening, diy, crafts. Follow the instructions to make something and tell us about it in your challenge card


Looking for something else to try? Need some inspiration? Our Creative Learning colleagues have made some fantastic videos on Weaving and making your own mini Zines.

Creative Learning Weaving videos

Use recycled or leftover materials to create something related to your favourite book: it could be a place or a character.

Use your challenge card to record what you created. 


Created by Creative Learning colleagues, their Geronimo Project booklet has lots of great ideas to help keep younger children entertained and engaged in Eco Friendly, creative activities. 

Read or listen to a story that is also a film or TV show.  Which did you prefer; the story or the screen version?

Tell us which you preferred in your challenge card.


Looking for something else to try? Test your film knowledge with our film quizzes 


Create a quiz based on what you're currently reading and challenge friends, family or library staff to answer it. 

Looking for some inspiration? Below are a selection created by our library staff

In 3 words, tell us why everyone should read your favourite book.


Use your challenge card or share it with us on social media using #AberdeenReads

Tell us where you love to read and help us find Aberdeen’s favourite place to read! 

Would you like to give feedback about the website?