Join the Space Chase and win prizes

Bury libraries are inviting children to sign up to read 6 books this summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Children can read any 6 books but we have put together some special Summer Reading Challenge lists on our library catalogue page.

The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children will team up with futuristic family The Rockets for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens. As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells. By adding these stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help the Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

To take part in Space Chase, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

There will be a prize draw where one lucky person will win a tablet and there'll be 4 runner up prizes of £20 book tokens (one for each library). Also, the Bury school with the highest percentage of their pupils completing the challenge will win a visit from Craig Bradley - 'That Poetry Bloke', the hilarious performance poet.

Space Chase launches in libraries across Bury on 13 July and runs until 7 September.

There are fun craft events over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, including events at:

  • Bury Library on 13 August - 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Prestwich Library on 14 August - 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Radcliffe Library on 21 August - 1pm to 2.30pm

Contact your local library for more details.