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Read, Enjoy And Discover!

Read, Enjoy And Discover with ANGUSalive’s Summer Reading Challenge 2024.

ANGUSalive Libraries launched their annual Summer Reading Challenge on Monday 1 July.

Building on last year’s successful engagement, this year’s challenge, entitled “Read, Enjoy And Discover”, invites everyone to dive into six books over eight weeks with those managing to complete the challenge receiving a medal and certificate. The annual reading challenge aims to encourage children and adults to read over the school summer holidays.

We are thrilled to bring back the Summer Reading Challenge for another year. It’s a wonderful opportunity for families to explore new books together and keep the love of reading alive during the summer. Last year was hugely successful and with so many health benefits to be gained from reading, we hope our Summer Reading Challenge will be bigger than ever and inspire more people to read for pleasure. Christine Sharp, Adult & Community Libraries Lead

Angus locals can take part in the challenge by choosing six titles from their local library. Participants can read whatever they like including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, joke books, picture books and graphic novels.

Having recently joined ANGUSalive I am excited to see the Summer Read Challenge unfold. I’m really pleased with the work the team have done in this initiative and it is a fantastic way for children to develop reading skills, discover new authors and gain a lifelong passion for books. Our goal is to make reading fun for everyone, and something children want to do with their friends and families. David Main, Libraries Team Leader

Signing up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge couldn’t be easier. You can visit your local Angus library to register.

If you are one of our Housebound customers and wish to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, you can email us at

The reading challenge will run from 1 July to 24 August 2024, with registration from 1 July.

Can we exceed our reading achievement of last year’s challenge?

2023’s Summer Reading Challenge saw an impressive turnout and over the 8-week challenge a total of 1008 (200 Adult and 808 Junior) residents of the Angus signed up to take part. In total, across all seven libraries and two mobile libraries, a total of 6223 reading challenge books were issued.

Find out more about the library service and how you can become a member at

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