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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 the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge. Over 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 2019 Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge took at Thurrock libraries from 13 July until 14 September. The Summer Reading Challenge has been running for 20 years and this year it also tied-in with 50 years since the first moon landings in July 1969.

Children were invited to 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.

Those who complete the 6-book challenge are awarded a limited edition medal and certificate. Certificates are sent to primary schools during the autumn term. Those who managed to read 8 books also get a limited edition awesome 'Space Race' bag too!

Mini-challenge for young children

Children not yet at school could take part in the mini-challenge where they collect stickers for each book they share at home. They could 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.