Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 11:00am to Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 7:00pm

The Reading Challenge is an immensely popular and successful reading initiative run in the UK libraries and schools which British Council, Bengaluru, is proud to bring to you again. Each year the Reading Challenge programme encourages children to read six or more books of their choice with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate and medal, for every child who completes the Challenge.

Children in the age group of 5-13 years are invited to borrow and read 6 or more books over a period of 6 weeks and write reviews on them. The Challenge is delivered in collaboration with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate to celebrate 100 years of the world's favourite storyteller. The Big Friendly Read features some of Roald Dahl's best-loved characters and the amazing artwork of his principal illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake. It will encourage reading on a giant scale. To take part, children need to sign up at the library. They'll receive a special collector's folder and as they borrow and read at least 6 library books, they can collect 6 special cards to complete it. All cards feature original Quentin Blake illustrations and explore some of most popular themes in Roald Dahl's books such as invention, mischief and friendship.

About the Challenge

Registrations are open from Sunday 23 April 2017, at the Library; payment can be made by cash/card/cheque in favour of British Council Division. The Challenge will end on Saturday 10 June 2017, within which period each participant must read and review six or more books to win a Certificate and Medal! 

Duration : April 23, 2017 – June 10, 2017

Eligibility : 5 – 13 years 

Entitlements : 1 book at a time (from an exclusive BFR collection)      

Fee : INR 1200 per child

Please collect the Welcome Kit from the front desk in the Library at the time of registration. One Book Review session will be organised at the Library during the Challenge – in the first week of June 2017. 

For more details, please contact 0120-4569000/0120-6684353 or email us at


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