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Summer Reading Challenge

We would like to share with you information about The Summer Reading Challenge 2022.

Each year the Summer Reading Challenge has a different theme. For 2022, The Reading Agency is partnering with Science Museum Group for Gadgeteers, a science and innovation themed Challenge that will spark children’s curiosity about the world around them.

With resources and activities from the Science Museum Group, the Challenge focuses on inspiring children to see the science and innovation behind everyday objects, showing that reading and science are for everyone.

Find out more about Gadgeteers here.

The Challenge will launch in libraries in Scotland and N.I. on Saturday 25 June. Children can also join in the fun online on the official Challenge website.

Physical incentives are available to collect through participating libraries. Reward items, items and Challenge finish dates will vary by location, so we recommend getting in touch with your nearest library to find out more about the Challenge in your area.

Please visit the Summer Reading Challenge –

Please let us know how the challenge goes.

Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15th May 2022)

Please find below a link to a short document around loneliness (the theme for mental health week 2022):

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Loneliness

There is more information around this year’s theme on the Mental Health Foundation website:

Mental Health Foundation

You can also find some information on our Children and Young people’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Point, including some top tips from young people across east Lothian for tackling loneliness:

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Mental Health Week 2022 (