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Summer Reading Challenge

Track down six amazing books and become a Wild World Hero this summer – stand up for the future of our planet by joining in a celebration of reading, nature and action for the environment.

How to take part

To take part, visit your local library and sign up between Saturday 26 June and Tuesday 31 August. It’s all completely free and you will receive our specially designed A4 envelope full of goodies including; a Wilderville poster and stickers, a bookmark and, exclusive to Leicester City libraries, our ‘zine’ competition template.

You then have until Saturday 11 September to complete the challenge by reading books borrowed from your local library or online from our ebook/eAudiobook collections, and collect your certificate and medal. 

There’s also lots more free fun in your local library all summer, including:

  • Storytelling sessions
  • Wild World selfie scene with a weekly prize draw
  • Sunflower growing pack
  • Wild World coding games
  • Wild World activities sheets

Keep your eyes open for the local posters or ask a member of staff when you visit.

Check out our Summer Reading Challenge YouTube playlist to watch our Wild World Heroes introduction video, our ‘zine’ competition videos and a brand new wild story each week from Wednesday 23 June. Go to YouTube playlist.

Adults can get involved too

Adults can also get involved and ‘Go Wild’ reading along with the kids this this summer. Simply borrow and rate six books between 26 June and 31 August, and you could win £30 worth of books. Books can be in physical, talking book, eBook or eAudiobook formats - but must be borrowed from Leicester libraries during the above dates. Entries can only be received by completing the printed forms available from participating libraries; or by submitting an online entry form.

  1. You must be a registered member of Leicester Libraries, aged 0-15 years, and have signed up for Wild World Heroes at your local library.
  2. Only one entry per person.
  3. There will be 2 individual prizes of £20 worth of books* each and entries will be judged blind by an independent judging panel. Our judge’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  4. There will be a school prize of £100 worth of books* awarded to the school with the highest percentage of its pupils submitting and entry. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. Entries can only be accepted between Saturday 26th June and Saturday 11th September. Any entries received after midnight on the closing date will not be accepted.
  6. Books can be fiction or non-fiction; solely one format, or a combination of all available formats e.g. physical book, talking book, eBook, eAudiobook.
  7. Any entry that does not contain the name, age, school and library card number or where these details are illegible will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Leicester libraries.
  8. The winner must be able to collect their prize from a Leicester Library.
  9. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost or damaged, or delayed. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
  10. Leicester Libraries will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the zine competition
  11. The winner may be asked to participate in publicity although will be under no obligation to do so
  12. Leicester Libraries reserves the right to cancel, extend, or amend the terms of the zine competition without notice due to circumstances outside its control.
  13. The zine competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with the Reading Agency, Facebook, or Twitter.
  14. Data will only be collected in conjunction with your prize entry. We take data control seriously and will not distribute your data to other organisations. View our full privacy notice.

*Please note that books must be available from our official supplier and that we cannot guarantee provision of your first choice. Therefore, we may ask for alternatives.

Entries can only be received by one of the following methods: completing the printed forms available from participating libraries; or by using this online entry form.

By entering you are indicating acceptance of these rules.

  1. You must be a registered member of Leicester Libraries, aged 18 or above.
  2. Employees of Neighbourhood Services are not eligible to enter.
  3. Only one entry per person.
  4. The prize is £30 worth of books. Please note that books must be available from our official supplier and that we cannot guarantee provision of your first choice(s). Therefore, we may ask for several alternatives.
  5. Entries can only be accepted between Saturday 26th June and Tuesday 31st August 2021. Any entries received after midnight on the closing date will not be accepted.
  6. Books must have been borrowed from Leicester Libraries during the above dates. Books borrowed prior to, or after the stated period will not be considered.
  7. Books can be fiction or non-fiction; solely one format, or a combination of all available formats e.g. physical book, talking book, eBook, eAudiobook.
  8. Any entry that is illegible, lost, misplaced, incomplete, fraudulent, or which otherwise does not comply with these rules, will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Leicester Libraries.
  9. One winner will be chosen at random by Leicester Libraries. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. The winner will be notified no later than 10 days after the Go Wild Reading challenge has ended. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of receiving the notification, we reserve the right to re-draw and choose an alternative winner (until the prize is fulfilled).
  11. The winner must be able to collect their prize from a Leicester Library.
  12. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, damaged, or delayed as a result of any network, computer/phone hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
  13. Leicester Libraries will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the Go Wild Reading challenge.
  14. The winner may be asked to participate in publicity although will be under no obligation to do so
  15. Leicester Libraries reserves the right to cancel, extend, or amend the terms of the Go Wild Reading challenge without notice due to circumstances outside its control.
  16. The Go Wild Reading challenge is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with the Reading Agency, Facebook, or Twitter.
  17. Data will only be collected in conjunction with your prize entry. We take data control seriously and will not distribute your data to other organisations. View our full privacy notice.

 

Wild World Heroes – Summer Reading Challenge 2021
The Wild World Heroes website has a host of fun activities, including a safe sign up process and a personal profile area where you can set reading goals, review books and find books to read. You can also chat to friends in the forum, play games, download and print activities, take part in mini competitions, achieve rewards and unlock content.
Spark Arts
Look out for fun activities with Spark Arts coming soon.


Get Up and Go

Get Up and Go is back this summer with an online programme of fun activities for you to try at home. There’s a poster and certificate that you can use to get inspired and rewarded for your efforts! Download all you need to take part on our families website.

Libraries from home

Although library buildings are closed, you can still borrow lots of eBooks and eComics for free online, go to our Libraries from home page to find out more.

If you are already a Leicester libraries member, use your library card number and PIN to borrow books. If you are not yet a member, join a library now - it's easy!

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