Get involved!

PosterSummer Reading Challenge Champions

If you’re 13 – 19, how about giving up a bit of your long summer break by becoming a Summer Reading Challenge Champion, helping younger ones complete their Summer Reading Challenge and helping our staff with library events. Spend 8 hours over the summer talking to children about the books they’ve read, help with keeping records of children’s progress and help us organise our fun and popular summer events programme and you will get a £10 Love2Shop voucher as a reward.

Recruitment normally takes place from May every year. For more info and an application form, click here.

Islington Teen Read Vote

Library Teen Read vote Dec 2017

The Teen Read Vote is your chance to vote for your favourite new book. Islington secondary students select a final shortlist of 6 recent books for everyone aged 11-18 to vote on in January/February. Voting for the 2018 vote has now ended. The winning book – “The Hate U GIve” by Angie Thomas – was announced on Feb 27 at a special event for secondary school students. Our guest was top author Patrice Lawrence. Click here for a look at the final 6.

The 2019 Teen Read Vote starts in Islington secondary schools in October.

Reading Groups

3Read a book and want to shout out about how much you liked/hated it? Then our reading groups are for you. The Finsbury Library Teen Reading Group explores the latest teen fiction. The Islington Comic Forum takes an in-depth look at comic and graphic fiction.



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