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JamesGadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 16th July and finishes on Saturday 10th September 2022
Science is all around you!
What do you love doing? Are you a brilliant baker? Or a mega music fan? Are you the tech wizard amongst your friends?
Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!
Curious? Perfect! Your imagination can unlock endless possibilities…
We’re teaming up with Science Museum Group for a very special science-themed Challenge that will inspire you to use your imagination and creativity!

Join Gadgeteers and pick up your Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge Pack. Inside the pack you will find everything you need to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge: the Gadgeteers poster, three sticker sets and three bookmarks. Receive a sticker set for each library book you read – there are 6 stickers to collect.
When you have read your books tick them off on the bookmark and show it to library staff to collect your reward.

  • Read 6 library books to get a Gadgeteers Certificate
  • Read 12 library books to receive a Gadgeteers Pencil
  • Read 18 library books to achieve a Gadgeteers Medal

How do I sign up?

Use your library card to sign up for Gadgeteers by visiting your local library

You can read any kind of library book- picture books, story books, joke books, poetry books, non-fiction books or audio books. Look out for the book bundles which are currently available in our libraries.
If your child knows what books they'd like to read, they can request them for free using their library card and PIN on the online catalogue, Arena, or using the Bedford Borough Libraries app or staff can help them.

Have fun and enjoy the Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge!

Ummm - I'm not sure what to read...

No problem! We have lots of ideas and suggestions!
If you are looking for inspiration just follow the links below for recommended reads - don't forget reading magazines and comics counts too!

Plus do not forget about our online services:

  • Libby - borrow and download e-books, audiobooks and magazines
  • BorrowBox - borrow and download audioboks
  • PressReader - read newspapers and magazines online


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Page last updated: 1st July 2022