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Space Chase

Salford libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50thanniversary of the first moon landing.

Children will team up with futuristic family The Rockets for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens. As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells. By adding these stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help the Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

What’s more, as a special incentive this year, any child joining the Summer Reading Challenge will also receive a special wristband that entitles them to half price swimming at any Salford Community Leisure pool over the summer holidays! On top of that, any child who completes the Challenge and returns all 6 books will receive a free Family Swimming Voucher, valid up to 31st October!

Finally, the Salford school with the highest percentage of children who finish the Summer Reading Challenge will get a prize of books for their school library!

To take part in Space Chase, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey. Children should all have received an invitation to the Challenge.


Space Chase launches in libraries across Salford on Saturday 13th July and runs until 21st September and more information can be found here


There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned at Salford libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, including Space Books, Virtual Reality and Doddlebots!  Just go to to find out how to take part.


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