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Join the 'Marvellous Makers' this Summer!

Cartoon of children enjoying themselves outside with 'Marvellous Makers' in big blue letters at the top

9th July 2024

Cartoon of children enjoying themselves outside with 'Marvellous Makers' in big blue letters at the top
Children across Powys are encouraged to join the Summer Reading Challenge and fire up their imaginations through the power of reading and creative expression.

This year, The Reading Agency have partnered with Create, a leading arts charity, to create a challenge that celebrates kids' creativity and storytelling abilities.

To get involved:

  • Visit your local library: fill in the registration card and receive a special collector folder when you start your Challenge
  • Sign up online: Visit and follow the instructions.

Cllr Richard Church, Cabinet Member for a Safer Powys, said: "The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer holidays. It allows them to build skills and confidence before the new school year begins.

"This year's 'Marvellous Makers' theme provides plenty of opportunities for children to explore their imagination and unlock their inner maker through the power of reading."

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged between four and 11 years and runs until Saturday 14 September.

Powys libraries have a variety of books available for the challenge, in English and Welsh, including picture books, quick reads, story books, information books and comic books.

The aim of the challenge is to get children aged between 4 and 11 years old to read 6 books over the summer holidays. If you sign up at your local library, you will receive a free collector's folder and can collect special stickers as you read your books. Those who complete the challenge will receive a medal and certificate, a free family swim voucher, kindly donated by Freedom Leisure, and gain entry into a prize draw.

For more information, visit or contact the library service on or 01874 612394.

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