The British Council has partnered with the Young Readers Library to launch the 2019 edition of the 30 Books Challenge, which will build on the success of the previous year. 

The 30 Books Challenge scheduled to hold from 22nd of July to 20th of August is aimed at instilling a culture of reading in children and stimulate their minds while engaging them in a fun and productive way during the forthcoming summer holidays. Adults/parents are encouraged to read along to bond with their children/wards and model the reading culture to them. 

The theme for this year’s reading challenge is Space Chase.  

To register for the 30 Books challenge, visit 

For adults/parents read along, visit

The event is scheduled to happen in Port Harcourt, Kano, Lagos and Abuja as follows.

Location Launch Date   Venue
PORTHARCOURT SATURDAY, 15TH JUNE, 2019 Excellent Pearls School 14 Okoh Close Eliada Layout Rumuogba.
KANO SATURDAY, 22ND JUNE, 2019 Asha Int’l model school 53/54 Ummaru Isyaku Kiru line,Farm Centre, Tarauni LGA, Kano
LAGOS SATURDAY, 29TH JUNE, 2019 BRITISH COUNCIL OFFICE, 20 Thompson Avenue Ikoyi Lagos
ABUJA SATURDAY, 6TH JULY, 2019 The Centagon International School 29/31 Mississippi Street, Maitama, Abuja

Attendance to the Launch event is free, but you’ll need to register to participate in the challenge.

The challenge will culminate with an award ceremony in September to recognise outstanding participants and children authors.

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