Rochdale Borough Libraries

Read the books, catch the crook!

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is ANIMAL AGENTS, with characters designed by award-winning illustrator, Tony Ross.

There’s something peculiar happening at the local library – and that’s where the Animal Agents come in! It’s a detective agency manned by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery – and these guys are out to crack the case with a little help from their friends.  From solving the case of the graffiti writing, to the strange case of a missing lunch, if you’re aged 4 to 11 you can join in the fun with the Animal Agents by reading along.

The Summer Reading Challenge is FREE to join. You just need to be a member of the library (which is free to join too!) Pop in to collect your special Animal Agents-themed folder and choose any books (traditional printed, e-books, e-audiobooks or e-graphic novels) to borrow from the thousands available.  By reading and visiting the library through the holidays, you’ll receive a host of stickers for your folder (some with mysterious smells!), plus other goodies, and help the Animal Agents solve the mystery.  Read any 6 books by the start of next term and you’ll be awarded a medal and special certificate.

There are lots of other great FREE things to do at your local library this summer. Look out for our special Animal Agent-themed events – and make sure to book early!


Joanne Eaves


Rochdale Borough Libraries, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU


01706 924941





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