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Summer Reading Challenge: Marvellous Makers!

The Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Each year the Summer Reading Challenge motivates over 700,000 children across the UK to keep reading through the summer holidays to build their skills and conīŦdence. All primary school aged children can take part, and it's designed for all reading abilities!

Children have until Saturday 7 September to earn their free medal and certificate at any of our libraries in Kent.

Find out how to join in for free

Summer Reading Challenge: Marvellous Makers

Free Exhibition | Beyond the Bassline

Watch British Library events for free on demand with our new exhibition!

Explore 500 years of Black British musical heritage with Beyond the Bassline, a new exhibition from the British Library's Living Knowledge Network.

Alongside the display that is touring our libraries for the next few months, we’re offering recommended reads, events and free access to author talks and panel discussions available to watch on demand from the British Library and libraries from across the UK.

Find out more and watch events on demand now

Living Knowledge Network

Explore our eLibrary

We've added new apps to our eLibrary offer, giving you access to even more of your favourite reads and top titles for free with your Kent library card. 

BorrowBox is here. Download the free app and log in with your library card for access to brilliant e-audio content, including Audible exclusive titles.

This month's featured audiobook title, with unlimited listening and no wait time, is Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, which became an instant classic when it was first published in 2002. Find a preview of this title below or listen to the whole book now for free

Why not join ULibrary's Talking Books Book Club? A world first, you can enjoy listening to the best audiobooks at the same time as other readers and discuss it not only with members of Kent Libraries, but with Book Club members around the world. Find out more

uLibrary's Talking Books Book Club title of the month

Recommended Reads

Every month our brilliant Stock Team puts together a selection of highlights featuring exciting titles that have just arrived in our libraries. They also post Books of the Week over on Facebook, don't forget to hit the follow button to keep up to date with new releases.

Keep an eye out for themed lists featured throughout the year as well!