Summer Reading Challenge 2018

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge launches in our libraries tomorrow, Saturday 14 July. The challenge is fun, free and designed for all children whatever their reading ability and it’s been designed to help children to improve their reading skills and confidence during the long summer holidays.

Children can read whatever they like for the challenge – fact books, joke books,
picture books, audio books or you can download a book,  just as long as they are borrowed from the library.


This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is called Mischief Makers – Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and friends invite the children taking part to set off on a hunt for Beanotown’s famous buried treasure.


Each of our libraries will be holding special events for children of all ages, some of these are listed now on our website Pop in to your local Kensington and Chelsea library  to find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge and collect a special  events programme.



Carrot cake & radishes: Peter Rabbit’s 150th birthday tea party!

To celebrate the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter we held a special tea party at Kensal Library . I had really been looking forward to this day as I am quite a fan of Beatrix Potter and her characters! Continue reading “Carrot cake & radishes: Peter Rabbit’s 150th birthday tea party!”