CHILDREN across the Keighley district are being urged to sign up for this year's summer reading challenge.

More than 100 free events and activities are taking place at Bradford-area libraries, and there are various incentives to encourage reading.

As part of the initiative, young people aged four to 11 aim to read six books.

Participants receive stickers, a bookmark and frisbee, and if they complete the challenge, a certificate and medal.

This year's theme is sport and games, and the venture – labelled Ready, Set, Read – has been developed in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust.

A number of activities are being held at Keighley, Silsden, Denholme and Wilsden libraries.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s executive member for healthy people and places, says: "The summer reading challenge events and activities always prove popular with both children and parents and are a great way for youngsters to continue with their reading throughout the school summer holidays.

"With the theme of sport and games this year, it is also an ideal opportunity for children to have fun, play and keep active."

Children can register for free at any library.

For more details, visit and click on Summer Reading Challenge 2023.