Summer Reading Challenge is out of this world!

space chase

Primary school children in Trafford are being invited to blast off into outer space – while keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

Youngsters are being called upon to buckle up for the Summer Reading Challenge and their mission is to read six books with a Space Chase theme.

The theme marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landings and Trafford libraries have devised a special programme to be out of this world.



Cllr Jane Baugh, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, said: 

The moon landings were a major world event and we wanted to do something exciting to mark the anniversary. We hope as many children as possible in Trafford take up the Summer Reading Challenge with its exciting theme and programme of events. Those who complete the Challenge will receive a  medal on September 21.”

So far this summer more than 1,700 children have taken up the Challenge and over 7,000 books have been borrowed from the borough’s libraries. 

All the events are free and include:

  • Moons and Jigsaw Rockets Workshops at Hale Library on August 8 and Altrincham Library on August 9, 10.30am to 11.15am
  • Space Crafts at Urmston Library August 10, 11am to 3pm, Stretford Library, August 15, 11am to 1pm, Stretford Library, August 24, 11am to 3pm
  • Alien Snot Slime Making Workshops take place at Hale Library on August 22 and Altrincham Library on August 23.

Booking is essential and, to do so, visit the Altrincham or Hale eventbrite pages.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the events organised for the Summer Reading Challenge in Trafford should visit our Libraries Web Page.

Posted on Wednesday 7th August 2019