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Summer Reading Challenge 2021 – Wild World Heroes

The Forum, Southend-on-Sea
10.00 am to 4.00 pm

The Reading Agency and Southend libraries are excited to introduce Wild World Heroes, our Summer Reading Challenge for 2021 which this year runs from 17th July to the 28th August for children aged 4 – 12. There will also be an Early Years Challenge for children under 4 as part of the fun.

The ‘Wild World Heroes’ theme, in partnership with WWF, will encourage children to engage in fun a reading activity focused on environmental issues. The Challenge takes place in mythical Wilderville where the Heroes and their animal companions have to take action to save the natural world.

To make the challenge as safe as possible this year we have reduced the number of times we will ask families to visit the library – at the beginning to collect a pack, and at the end to collect a certificate and medal.

You can sign up in any Southend Borough library from 17th July. Just fill out a joining form, pick up a goody bag and checkout your books.

You can write a review or draw a picture and send it to and we’ll put them onto social media or our website.

Children can talk to library staff about their books by booking an appointment during August at any library in Southend. Book a slot at your local library by calling 01702 215011.

Children who complete the Challenge by reading 6 books will be entered into a prize draw to win Adventure Island wristbands in September!

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