This year the Summer Reading Challenge has gone online to allow everyone to take part, even if they can’t get to their local library. As we have been able to reopen Blackfen Community Library we would love to see you in person to borrow books as part of the Summer Reading Challenge. We will also have some fun activities for you to take home. And there’s a prize for everyone who completes the Summer Reading Challenge. Plus you’ll be entered into a prize draw!

Summer Reading Challenge at Blackfen Community Library

If you’re able to, you are welcome to visit us at Blackfen Community Library every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm. You can browse our books and select new ones to take home to help you complete the Summer Reading Challenge. Find out about visiting Blackfen Community Library with social distancing.

Fun activities to try at home

While you’re picking up new books, why not also collect one of our four craft activities to try at home. Simply ask for a pack at the front desk.Once you’ve made your craft, don’t forget to share your photos (with parental permission) on social media and tag Blackfen Community Library so we can share too.

Prize for everyone

When you have read all six books, come back into the library with a screenshot or print out to show you have completed the Summer Reading Challenge and you’ll receive a free prize. Plus you’ll be entered into a prize draw!

Win with our prize draw

Everyone who let’s us know they have completed the Summer Reading Challenge will be entered into our prize draw to win:

3rd prize: Elephant plush and child friendly perfume

2nd prize: lego set or Darth Vader plush

1st prize: Touch speaker for mobile device.

About the Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and a place for children to rate and review the books they are reading as they progress towards their reading goal.

The website features video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children to take part in the Challenge at home.

Contact Us
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing us at or calling us on 020 8301 1433.