The 'Gadgeteers' Summer Reading Challenge 2022

The Harvey Briggs Onchan Library participates in the ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Launching Saturday 16th July 2022

This summer, children can visit Onchan Library to get involved in a science and innovation themed Summer Reading Challenge.

Through taking part in the Challenge, with free materials from Onchan Library and online via the Challenge website, children will be able to join six fictional Gadgeteers. The characters – brought to life by children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford – use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind a whole range of interests, from fashion and technology to cooking and music. 

Through an exciting book collection and accompanying activities, the Gadgeteers will help to spark children’s curiosity about the world around them, and encourage them to feed their imagination over the summer holidays. They will be boggled by brilliant facts, gaze at the stars, and be inspired by tales of creativity and invention.

Since 1999, the popular Challenge has encouraged children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays, building reading skills and confidence and helping to prevent the ‘dip’ in reading skills while children are out of school. The digital Summer Reading Challenge platform will encourage children with limited physical access to the library to take part in the Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge is an ideal opportunity to help engage reluctant readers and introduce new members to the library. Membership of Onchan Library is free to all and our Summer Reading Challenge runs from Saturday 16th July until Friday 30th September.

For all enquiries, please contact: The Harvey Briggs Onchan Library Tel: 621228;