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Slough Libraries - Winter Reading Challenge and more

Be a Reading Hero! Cosy up with a book in this chilly weather and join the Winter Reading Challenge.

This the year, the theme is Everyone is a Hero and children can be a reading hero by reading and reviewing books and completing the challenge. You can read as many as you like, but we recommend you aim to read at least 3 books.

Take part digitally by signing up online at  As you read more books, you will unlock virtual rewards, including a certificate when you finish. The website will also feature activities, recommendations for great winter reads, and competitions. You can borrow ebooks and audiobooks to enjoy as part of the challenge.

If you prefer, you can use our click and collect service to order a Winter Challenge pack from your local Slough library. It will have everything you need to take part – library books, a reading record and a fun activity sheet. Parents and carers can email , phone their local library or order through their library account. Children will need to be library members to borrow the books in the pack. More details about Click and Collect available on our Libraries COVID 19 updates page.

Certificates will be available from the library for all the reading heroes who complete the challenge.

Other activities:

  • Arts Award Discover with Puppets, launching soon on Zoom for children aged 8+. Email to register your interest.
  • Storytime Stars Family Club – launching in January, with access to our YouTube story and music times, reading recommendations, tips and advice on sharing books with your child. The first 50 families to sign up will get a code to access the pre-school learning and games app Hopster, for free. Email to register your interest.


Who to contact

01753 875533
Slough Libraries

Time / Date Details

When is it on
1 December to 15 January


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations