For the third year running, we have developed a Summer Reading Challenge App to add some digital magic! Families, libraries and schools taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge in 2016 are able to download our free mobile App onto their devices which will recognise the characters on the official Summer Reading Challenge materials to unlock games and trigger audio content. The App also enables children to access our Book Sorter, where they can discover books recommended by other children.

The partnership with The Reading Agency is very exciting for SOLUS as reading and literacy are key to life chances. With children glued to tablets and phones, it makes sense to engage with them on their devices but use them in a positive way. Give them a unique experience within the library setting; something unexpected, fun and engaging and then tie that back into the educational goal of reading and literacy. We believe that there is a great fit with the ethos of the Summer Reading Challenge and wish The Reading Agency every success for this year’s programme. – Neil Wishart