How to take part in the Hampshire Summer Reading Challenge

... and how to borrow books

Simply sign-up online and read six books over the summer. If you’re not already a member of Hampshire Libraries, you can join to take part. There’s a special video to show you how to join.

You’ll get your completer’s medal and certificate in the autumn either from your local library or from your school.

You’ll find thousands of children’s ebooks and audiobooks free to download using our BorrowBox service with lots of titles always available without a wait. You’ll find links to some of our recommendations on this webpage and information about downloading ebooks and audiobooks.

You can also use our brand new We Select You Collect service to borrow books. Library staff will regularly handpick a selection of books for you to collect from the entrance of your local library. You can choose how often and how many books you’d like.

Libraries in Hampshire are busy planning and adapting services so that we can reopen safely. If you sign up for the reading challenge, we’ll let you know when new services becomes available.

This year’s Silly Squad theme gives families the chance to have fun, with children being encouraged to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be a comic, joke book, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, in digital or print format, or from what they already have at home.