How it works

  • Sign up at your local liveArgyll Library from 22/6/24 and receive a Reading Challenge card.
  • Read/listen to five books* of your choice throughout the Summer (22/6/24 – 31/8/24).
  • Complete and return the Challenge card to receive a goodie bag and certificate.

*This is a personal challenge so the amount may vary due to age and/or reading ability.

A Challenge for the ages

The Challenge is open to individuals and groups of all ages:

  • Mini Challenge available for 0-4 years
  • Junior Challenge for 5 – 11 years
  • Adult Challenge for 12 – 100+ years
  • Family Challenge for those who want to sign up together

Ask a member of our team for full details when you visit your local library.

Read for Summer Theme

This summer’s theme is going to be an absolute blast!

We’re calling it “Arty Crafty” because we want to reveal everyone’s inner artist.

From little ones to the young at heart, we’ve got you covered with a mix of events that’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear. There will be stories to be told and imaginations to be unleashed.

Get ready for some cross-generational fun and a ton of exciting activities for all ages. Let’s make some masterpieces together!

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Terms and Conditions

Get ready to put your bookworm skills to the test with our reading challenge!

The challenge period runs between 22/6 and 31/8 2024, and the best part? We have suggested the number of books you should read but you can set your own reading goals! All you need to do is let our team know when you sign up, and we’ll keep track of your progress.

Keep in mind that you need to be a liveArgyll library member to join in on the fun. But don’t fret if you’re not already a member or are on a holiday, you can sign up at registration!

Reading Challenge Events

Campbeltown Library

Spinning demo & weaving crafts

Date: Wednesday 10th July

Time: 2.30 to 4.00 pm

Come along and experience the art of spinning yarn from sheep’s wool using a spinning wheel.

Free event, suitable for all ages.

Crafting at  the Library

Date: Wednesday 7th August

Time: 2.30 to 4.00 pm

A fun crafting session for our younger members.

Free event, suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years.

Toddler Time Crafting Session

Date: Friday 23rd August  10 am to 12.30

Time: 10 am to 12.30 pm

A fun, free crafting session suitable for toddlers and their grown-ups.

Dunoon Library


Date: Thursday 17th July 2024

Time: 5.00 – 6.30 pm



Date: Saturday 20th July 2024

Time: 11 am – 1 pm



Date: Wednesday 31st July

Time: 2 – 4 pm


Helensburgh Library

Community Colouring and Crafting with Fiona

Date: Thursday 25th July

Time: 2 – 4 pm

Come along and enjoy crafts for all ages, including some community colouring.  This is a free event suitable for all ages.

Stay and Play Crafting session

Date: Wednesday 7th August

Time: 11 am – 12.30 pm

This is an after-Bookbug stay-and-play crafting session. This free event offers crafting activities suitable for families with children ages 0 to 11.

Oban Library

Floral Fun

Date: Wednesday 24th July

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

This is a fun event where you can use dried flowers and resin to make coasters, wall hangings, and other items. Continuing with the floral theme, we’ll also be painting greeting cards!

Drop-in event – children should be accompanied by an adult.

Mixed Textiles

Date: Tuesday 30th July

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Continuing our crafting theme, this event features sewing and mixed-media art.

Drop-in event – children should be accompanied by an adult.

Rothesay Library

Craft Day

Date: Wednesday 7th August

Time: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

Free drop-in session with crafts suitable for all ages. 

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