Ready, Set, Read! Lambeth’s Summer Reading Challenge

July sees the start of the fantastic Summer Reading Challenge 2023. Ready, Set, Read! A sports inspired challenge for children aged 4 to 12. Under 4s can also join the mini challenge collecting stickers and a certificate.

You can join online or at any Lambeth Library from Saturday 15 July to Saturday 3 September. Sign up at your local library and pick up your Ready, Set, Read collectors wallet. Joining is easy:


  1. Sign up on the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 website.

  2. Read books – Set your reading goal and read anything you like! Each time you finish a book, add it to your profile and leave a review.

  3. Earn digital rewards -Unlock special online badges and a certificate to print at home when you reach your Challenge goal!

Local Library

  1. Sign up – Visit your local library and ask to sign up – a librarian will give you a special collector folder when you start your Challenge.

  2. Read book – Set a reading goal and read anything you like.

  3. Earn rewards – Each time you finish a book, visit the library. You will collect special stickers and rewards for reading books!

Read books collecting stickers and prize incentives. You will receive a certificate, a mini frisbee and medal for completing the challenge. Our libraries will be hosting a fantastic range of sport and game focused events and activities throughout the summer.

Visit the Lambeth website to find more library events this Summer.

As part of the ongoing investment in our library buildings, work has started at Durning Library to restore the room at the front of the building to create a meeting and activity space for the local community. There will be a short closure of the library from 30 June to 7 July 2023 inclusive. Further work later in the year will see a new lift at Brixton, which will give access to the basement and improvements in air conditioning at Streatham Library.

Lambeth Libraries were delighted to be awarded £45,607 to make our library catalogue discoverable via Google and to make it possible to interactively browse the book shelves in our libraries online. This will go live by the end of this year.

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