THE Swindon Library and Information Service is beginning the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge next Monday.

This year, the challenge will include a range of online fun for children and their families to take part in. Families can register and set their own challenge by visiting and selecting Swindon from the drop-down menu.

There will be audiobooks, digital magazines and comics on the website as well as live storytime sessions every Tuesday at 11am on the Swindon Libraries Facebook page.

new videos with demonstrations and live story-telling will be put up on the Swindon Libraries YouTube channel throughout the summer holidays.

Children and parents can let others know what they have been doing during the challenge on the blog at

Illustrator, author and Swindon Libraries children's patron Steve Antony will be running his annual art competition and will be judging the creative entries he receives over the summer months.

To find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge or to contribute to the blog, email outreach librarian and challenge coordinator Debbie Jackson on