Join our Celebration Event!

Pupils at Celebration Event

Every year we hold a celebration of reading for groups who have taken part in the First Minister's Reading Challenge, and this year is no exception. The event will take place in Glasgow on Monday 10 June from 10-12.30pm and you can apply to come along here

If you haven't put your application in yet, here are four quick reasons to do so!


You've been on a reading journey this year, and that deserves to be celebrated in style. What better way to do it than by getting together with children and young people from throughout Scotland for a book-themed bash? 

Bigger than before

This is the first year that the First Minster's Reading Challenge has been open to secondary schools, public libraries and community groups as well as primary schools, so this year's event will be an even bigger celebration of the great work going on in all of these settings to encourage reading for pleasure - you don't want to miss it!

Share ideas

The celebration event is a great place for staff and young people to see how other groups have encouraged reading for pleasure and get great ideas that they would like to try out for themselves next year. From our award winners to our best practice showcase, we will have a huge variety of examples to share with you, and you'll get the chance to find out more about your favourite projects.

Fun for everyone

Attendees at previous events have loved our photo booth and treasure hunt, so we have been planning more great fun activities to enjoy on the day... but you'll need to come along to find out what they are!

Apply for tickets now so that you don't miss out! Tickets are free and small bursaries are available to contribute to your travel costs. Applications close on Friday 10 May at 5pm.

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