Monmouthshire libraries are inviting all children aged 4 – 11 to become Wild World Heroes! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about nature, amazing books, lovely rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment. It is free and very easy to take part.

Children need to sign up at their nearest library, where they will receive a foldout map of Wilderville to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey. As children read library books of their own choice, they collect special stickers to complete their map.

To complete the Challenge, children need to read four library books during the summer break. Each child who successfully completes the Challenge will receive lovely prizes including a certificate, a Wild World Heroes medal and a Wild World Heroes kit bag. The official Challenge website hosts digital rewards, author videos, games and more for children to enjoy all summer.

Children can also take part online at

Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021 starts in libraries across Monmouthshire on Saturday 10th July and finishes on Saturday 18th September.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays. Each year the Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to keep reading and to discover wonderful new books.

Produced by The Reading Agency, this year in partnership with WWF UK, the annual Summer Reading Challenge is delivered by libraries throughout the UK.

Please contact your local library or follow Monmouthshire Community Hubs on social media to find out more information.

Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021