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Boston Library has joined forces with The Reading Agency to encourage children to get hooked on books by taking part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge.

Co-ordinated by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest library-run reading event and, each year, thousands of children countrywide take part. The Reading Agency and Lincolnshire Libraries are excited to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing to bring you the Space Chase summer Reading Challenge 2019.

The mission is to read six books during the school holidays. Children of all ages are invited to take part and they can read anything they like – fact books, stories, joke books or picture books. There are no rules!

Every child joining the challenge will receive a membership pack and, on completion, a special certificate.  Every child joining the challenge will receive a membership pack and, on completion, a special certificate.  The children will be introduced to the Rockets, a futuristic family living in space. They are on the trail of Aliens! The Aliens are jumping from galaxy to galaxy helping themselves to whatever they like. Now books have started to disappear from the Moon Library and the Rockets are on the case. The children will help the Rockets solve clues, dodge black holes and shooting stars collect stickers and have lots of fun and adventures along the way. Let the Space Chase begin!

The team at Boston Library have been busy planning a host of space-related activities, listed below, to encourage children to join up, take part and have fun this summer in the library.





Saturday 13th July 10:00am - 3:00pm Summer Reading Challenge Launch

Monday 29th July 2.00pm - 3.00pm Space Writing Workshop. Book your place to learn how to write the most exciting space story ever.


Saturday 14th September     10:00am - 11:30 am    Celebration Event – certificate& competition prize presentation

13th July to 22nd August Space Writing Competition Write a 500 word space story and hand in to the library by the deadline 22nd August to have a chance to win a prize.

13th July to 22nd August Colouring Competition Pick up a colouring sheet and colour within the lines to have a chance to win a prize.





29th July, 5th & 19th August 10.00am – 3.30pm Crafty Mondays Drop in and help yourself to our super space themed crafts.

23rd & 30th July, 20th & 27th August 2.00pm - 3.00pm Space Coding Book your place to take part in some fun games and coding activities.

25th July, 1st,8th, 15th & 29th August 2.00pm-4.00pm Crafty Thursdays Drop in and enjoy our spacey staff led craft activities.




Alison Wade, Library Manager at Boston Library for GLL said:


“We’re on the countdown for the take off of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The theme ‘Space Chase’ coincides with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The characters in the Summer Reading Challenge this year are great fun, come and meet Nana Whiz and the crew of the alien’s spaceship. Library teams have planned some great spacy crafts and events to inspire children to participate in this Space Chase adventure.


The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to help get children hooked on reading and develop a life long love of books. It’s been proved to help prevent the trend for children’s reading skills to dip over the holidays by supporting their learning in a fun way. It’s free entertainment too, so what’s not to love?”

To find out more pop into the library and ask a member of staff or email the team on boston.library@gll.org or call 01522 782010


The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 13th July and ends on Saturday 14th September




  • For Children aged 4 – 11 years (mini challenge available for 0 – 3 years)


  • Go to any library & register for FREE
  • Borrow a book! Anything you like
  • Follow the challenge – read six books in six weeks
  • Receive rewards for the books you read
  • All events/activities are FUN & FREE
  • Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Events/activities may be subject to last minute change FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
  • www.spacechase.org.uk
  • www.better.org.uk/library/lincolnshire/lincolncentrallibrary
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