Join in the SIX Book Challenge

The Six Book Challenge invites readers to read six books and record their reading in a diary in order to receive a certificate and the chance to enter a national prize draw.

The Reading Agency launched the Six Book Challenge in 2008. Since then an estimated 47,500 people have registered for the scheme and 17,000 have completed it.

Who takes part?
– Around 100 prisons and YOIs took part in 2011 at least doubling their involvement
– 90 workplaces were involved in 2011 including Boots, Wincanton Logistics, Transport for London, McVitie’s and over 20 NHS Trusts.

The Staff Library is the place to start – come along and see the range of titles and choose from either short stories or perhaps you might prefer a more substantial read. We have something for every taste – fiction, non fiction, sci-fi or biographical. Why not bring a colleague, browse the shelves and have a coffee?

Are you up for a challenge?

The Staff Library is inviting all staff to discover or rediscover a love of reading via the Six Book Challenge. Starting this month and running through until the end of June 2012, staff are encouraged to sign up to the challenge, which involves reading six books of their choice and writing a brief summary of their response to each book. There will be prizes along the way and entry into the final prize draw, as well as a completion certificate for each reader. We are kicking this event off  with a Book Exchange during the week beginning February 13, where staff can bring any used fiction books to the library to swap for other titles or simply donate, and perhaps meet other interested readers. This will take place each day in the Library’s ‘Spirals’ meeting room between 12:30-1:30pm, although staff can come over any time that week as suits their schedules.