Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Animal Agents

The Reading Agency and libraries present Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge for 2017. The challenge runs from Saturday 15 July to Saturday 16 September. Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website for more information about this exciting challenge.

Join the Summer Reading Challenge and meet the Animal Agents - it's your chance to solve a mystery and catch a crafty crook. Sign up for free at any Trafford library from Saturday 15 July and receive your collector's folder and door hanger.

Read 6 books and collect a sticker for each book you read. When you have read 3 books you can claim a fold-up game.

Complete the challenge by Saturday 16 September and you will receive a fantastic certificate, medal and wristband.For more details contact 0161 912 3189 or


There will be Animal Agents craft sessions in a number of libraries during the summer holiday. Please check our Events calendar to see what is happening in your local library.

Safari Rangers Animal Agents Workshops

Join the Chester Zoo Safari Rangers for our exciting 'Animal Agents' Summer Reading Challenge workshops. All year round animals across the world use their senses to detect and survive in their surroundings. Using your senses are you brave enough to smell the world's smelliest fruit, a favourite of orangutans? Will you be able to beat the otter using your sense of touch or perhaps you would like to find the best way to see in the dark?

All workshops are free and suitable for children aged 4+. Places are limited so booking is essential. To book just call in at your local library, ring 0161 912 3189 or book online at Eventbrite.

Tuesday 22 August, 11am-12noon - Stretford Library- book online

Tuesday 22 August, 2-3pm - Hale Library - book online

Thirsday 24 August, 11am-12noon - Coppice Library - book online

Thursday 24 August, 2-3pm - Sale Library - book online

Friday 25 August, 11am-12noon - Altrincham Library - book online

Friday 25 August, 2-3pm - Urmston Library - book online