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SPACE CHASE - SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2019

Welcome to the Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019; an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

This summer children will help our super space family track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! As they read library books, they will solve clues and collect special stickers to complete their missions folder. Can they find the aliens in time to save the day?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read at least six books of your choice to collect special stickers and other rewards along the way - all for FREE. There’s a website to add to the fun too.

The Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019 starts on Saturday 13 July and ends in the first week of September.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure and this can be a problem for schools to put right in the new term.

The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, really helps by getting over 700,000 children regularly into libraries over the summer.

There is no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department for Education.

Let us know what your child is reading this summer on social media. Tag us @covlibraries and @readingagency on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Use the hashtag #SummerReadingChallenge or #SpaceChase.

Notice about Earlsdon Library participation

Earlsdon Library aren’t taking part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. You can still borrow books from Earlsdon Library to complete the Challenge but you will need to sign up, collect special stickers and other rewards from other libraries.

The nearest libraries to Earlsdon Library are Allesley Park (based on the corner of Whitaker Road/Winsford Avenue) or Tile Hill (based just past the shops on Jardine Crescent).

There are free events and activities planned throughout the summer holidays to support the Summer Reading Challenge. These events are all space themed.

Young volunteers will be on hand throughout the holidays to talk to your children about the books they are reading and help out with our events and activities.

Week 1 - Saturday 13 July to Friday 19 July

Launch. Register from Saturday 13 July for the Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The Challenge runs throughout the summer holiday until the first week of September.

  • Allesley Park - STEM session: hoverboard. Thursday 18 July 2pm - 3pm.
  • Caludon - Launch event. Saturday 13 July 11am - 12noon.

Week 2 - Saturday 20 July to Friday 26 July

  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Monday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Thursday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Bell Green - A Journey Through the Solar System. Thursday 25 July 2pm - 3pm
  • Bell Green - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Bell Green - Lego session. Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Craft session. Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29/ August.
  • Caludon - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Craft session. Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Storytime and craft session. Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Craft session. Thursday 5pm - 6pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Code Club (9-13). Join Steve (our Code Club volunteer) and Sarah at the library for a Scratch, Mindstorms EV3 taster session. If you like what you’re doing, register for the beginner group starting in September and running until December. Parents/carers welcome. No booking required. Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 23 July. Ends 27 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Storytime and craft session. Monday 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Storytime and craft session. Thursday 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Monday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Friday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 26 July. Ends 30 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Stoke - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.

Week 3 - Saturday 27 July to Friday 2 August

  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Monday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Thursday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Bell Green - A Journey Through the Solar System. Thursday 1 August 2pm - 3pm
  • Bell Green - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Bell Green - Lego session. Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Craft session. Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Craft session. Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Storytime and craft session. Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Craft session. Thursday 5pm - 6pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Code Club (9-13). Join Steve (our Code Club volunteer) and Sarah at the library for a Scratch, Mindstorms EV3 taster session. If you like what you’re doing, register for the beginner group starting in September and running until December. Parents/carers welcome. No booking required. Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 23 July. Ends 27 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Monday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Friday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 26 July. Ends 30 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Stoke - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.

Week 4 - Saturday 3 August to Friday 9 August

  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Monday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Thursday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Allesley Park - STEM session: camera never lies. Thursday 8 July 2pm - 3pm.
  • Bell Green - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Bell Green - Lego session. Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Craft session. Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Craft session. Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Storytime and craft session. Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Craft session. Thursday 5pm - 6pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Code Club (9-13). Join Steve (our Code Club volunteer) and Sarah at the library for a Scratch, Mindstorms EV3 taster session. If you like what you’re doing, register for the beginner group starting in September and running until December. Parents/carers welcome. No booking required. Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 23 July. Ends 27 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Monday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Friday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 26 July. Ends 30 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Stoke - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.

Week 5 - Saturday 10 August to Friday 16 August

  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Monday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Thursday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Bell Green - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Bell Green - Lego session. Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Craft session. Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Craft session. Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Storytime and craft session. Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Craft session. Thursday 5pm - 6pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Code Club (9-13). Join Steve (our Code Club volunteer) and Sarah at the library for a Scratch, Mindstorms EV3 taster session. If you like what you’re doing, register for the beginner group starting in September and running until December. Parents/carers welcome. No booking required. Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 23 July. Ends 27 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Monday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Friday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 26 July. Ends 30 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Stoke - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.

Week 6 - Saturday 17 August to Friday 23 August

  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Monday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Thursday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Bell Green - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Bell Green - Lego session. Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Craft session. Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Craft session. Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Storytime and craft session. Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Craft session. Thursday 5pm - 6pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Code Club (9-13). Join Steve (our Code Club volunteer) and Sarah at the library for a Scratch, Mindstorms EV3 taster session. If you like what you’re doing, register for the beginner group starting in September and running until December. Parents/carers welcome. No booking required. Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 23 July. Ends 27 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Monday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 22 July. Ends 19 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Friday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 26 July. Ends 30 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Stoke - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.

Week 7 - Saturday 24 August to Friday 30 August

  • Allesley Park - Craft session. Thursday 12noon - 4pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Bell Green - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Bell Green - Lego session. Thursday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Craft session. Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Caludon - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Craft session. Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Coundon - Storytime and craft session. Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Craft session. Thursday 5pm - 6pm. Starts 25 July. Ends 29 August.
  • Foleshill - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Code Club (9-13). Join Steve (our Code Club volunteer) and Sarah at the library for a Scratch, Mindstorms EV3 taster session. If you like what you’re doing, register for the beginner group starting in September and running until December. Parents/carers welcome. No booking required. Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 23 July. Ends 27 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Friday 3pm - 4pm. Starts 26 July. Ends 30 August.
  • Stoke - Craft session. Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.
  • Stoke - Storytime and craft session. Saturday 11am - 12noon. Starts 20 July. Ends 24 August.

Certificate and medal ceremonies

If you complete the Challenge, you will be invited to a certificate and medal ceremony in September.

  • Aldermoor - Saturday 14 September 1.30pm
  • Allesley Park - Saturday 7 September 11am
  • Bell Green - to be confirmed
  • Caludon - to be confirmed
  • Canley - Saturday 7 September 2pm
  • Central - Saturday 14 September 10.30am. Contact the library in advance to know which ceremony to attend.
  • Central - Saturday 14 September 1pm. Contact the library in advance to know which ceremony to attend.
  • Central - Sunday 15 September 12.30pm. Contact the library in advance to know which ceremony to attend.
  • Coundon - Saturday 14 September 1.30pm. Contact the library in advance to know which ceremony to attend.
  • Coundon - Saturday 14 September 2.30pm. Contact the library in advance to know which ceremony to attend.
  • Foleshill - to be confirmed
  • Hillfields - Wednesday 18 September 4pm
  • Holbrooks - to be confirmed
  • Jubilee Crescent - Saturday 14 September 10am. Contact the library in advance to know which ceremony to attend.
  • Jubilee Crescent - Saturday 14 September 11am. Contact the library in advance to know which ceremony to attend.
  • Stoke - Saturday 7 September 11am
  • Tile Hill - Saturday 14 September 1.30pm
  • Willenhall - to be confirmed

Where to go

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Library venues across Coventry
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