What's on at your library

August bank holiday at Thurrock libraries

All Thurrock libraries will be closed on the August bank holiday – Monday 26 August. You can still order or renew items online.

Children's Summer Reading Challenge

Reading throughout the summer is very important for children. A total of 699,076 children across the UK took part in last year's Summer Reading Challenge. More than 3,000 children took part in Thurrock – more than half of whom half managed to read 6 or more books and get a medal.

Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge

The Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge takes place at Thurrock libraries from 13 July until 14 September 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge has been running for 20 years and this year it also ties in with 50 years since the first moon landings in July 1969!

Come explore with us and take up the challenge of reading 6 books over 6 weeks to collect special space stickers and a space age window clinger.

If you complete the 6-book challenge you'll be awarded a limited edition medal and certificate. Certificates are sent to primary schools during the autumn term. If you manage to read 8 books, you'll also get a limited edition awesome 'Space Race' bag too!

Mini-challenge for young children

Children who are not yet at school can take part in the mini-challenge where they collect stickers for each book they share at home. They can earn a sticky gold medal of their own, and a certificate that can be collected directly from their library.

Family survey

Have your say on the Space Chase experience by answering questions online in the UK-wide survey, below, and you could win a £30 shopping voucher.

Go to Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge: have your say 2019.

The results of the survey will be published on the national website. Extracts from your comments may be used on the website, or for the media, but all responses and comments will be kept anonymous.

This is a survey for parents and carers but some questions should be answered with your children.