Children in Carmarthenshire are being urged to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which is all about science and innovation.

To help the children on their scientific journey, the Gadgeteers will be on hand in each of the county’s libraries to spark the children’s curiosity about the world around them and encourage them to feed their imagination with loads of brilliant facts and tales of creativity and invention.

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school children between the ages of four to 11 and combines free access to books, and creative activities.



Children can sign up through their local library where they will receive their Gadgeteers core pack poster and can set a reading goal and borrow and read books of their own choice.

Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Leisure Culture and Tourism Cllr Gareth John (pictured at Carmarthen Library with children from Ysgol Y Dderwen) said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a fun initiative for families to take part in during the summer holidays, and it’s free.

“It can help children improve their reading skills and confidence before they return to school in September, and it’s also a good opportunity for families to explore the range of books that are available at our libraries.

“With plenty of options across picture books, early readers and middle grade books, there’s lots to keep children busy.”