Summer Reading Challenge - Reading Ahoy!

Date: 29 June - 16 August 2020
ANGUSalive Libraries Facebook Page

ANGUSalive’s library buildings may be temporarily closed but that’s not going to stop readers taking part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

This year ANGUSalive libraries will be hosting the Summer Reading Challenge online with an all-new digital aspect to keep children reading over the summer holidays and to encourage a love of reading for pleasure.

The challenge is open to all children and adults at all reading abilities, with the theme for this year being ‘Reading Ahoy’, and will take place from 29 June - 16 August. This year children can read their own books or download eBooks or eAudiobooks though our online library and the RBDigital app using their library card.

The challenge encourages children and adults to read six books during the summer holiday. Participants can read whatever they like – novels, fact books, joke books, poetry, comics, picture books or audio books. Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will receive a small goodie bag which can be collected from their local library once it re-opens.

We have a Reading Ahoy Facebook group to support those taking part where they can find book suggestions to help participation and tips and ideas to keep reading going. It’s a place for children and adults to rate and review their books as they work towards their reading goal. It also features crafts, games, quizzes, and digital (downloadable) activities to encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home.

We are committed to improving child and adult literacy and encouraging as many people as we can to read.

To sign up:

You can use your existing library card number or join ANGUSalive libraries online to receive a membership number.

Sign up

Register Account:

Then either download the RBDigital app or click on the button below to register an account. The services are free to use and all people need is a valid library card number and a smart phone or tablet.

Register Account

Join the Reading Challenge:

To take part in the challenge, readers are asked to visit ANGUSalive’s “Reading Ahoy” Facebook group. Please have your library barcode number handy as you'll be asked to input your number to enable you to join the group.

Join Challenge

Alternatively, please send your name and library barcode number to

Please let friends and family know about the Reading Challenge, and if they don’t have internet access you can let them know that they can sign up by calling in or texting their name and barcode to 01307 493465 and then call/text in again at the end of the Challenge to give their barcode and the titles of the 6 books they have at home. *Calls and texts to be sent only between 9am - 5pm.*