Southwark Libraries Tasty Winter Book Challenge

Southwark | Reading activities

If you’re aged 12 to 17 and love writing, then show what you can do thanks to Southwark Libraries Tasty Winter Book Challenge! Cook Up A Story is a short story writing competition on the theme of young people’s experiences with food.

The Tasty Winter Book Challenge aims to encourage children not only to read but also to want to eat more fruit and vegetables. London Borough of Southwark are supporting Public Health in their drive to improve the  food we eat. Therefore after each book read children receive a fruit or vegetable sticker that they stick onto their activity sheet.

Tasty Winter Book Challenge groups

The challenge is split into two age ranges 0-4 years where parents/carers read to their children and for children 5-11 years. All children receive a certificate for completing the challenge by reading 16 books. Children aged

5-11 years are automatically put into a prize draw to win a £20 Amazon voucher.

The challenge takes place in all Southwark Libraries until Sunday 1 March 2020.

Tasty Winter Reading Challenge

Libraries in SE1 and SE16

Market Place, off Southwark Park Road, London SE16 3UQ

How to get there

Bus: 1, P12, 381
Tube: Bermondsey

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Opening times

  • Monday 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 7pm
  • Wednesday closed
  • Thursday 9am to 7pm
  • Friday 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed

21 Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7AR

How to get there

Tube: Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Train: South Bermondsey
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12

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Opening times

Ground floor lobby (Culture Cafe, internet, book returns and quick choice selections)

  • Monday 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm

Main library

  • Monday 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12noon to 4pm

211 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA 

How to get there

Tube: Borough or London Bridge
Train: London Bridge
Bus: 21, 35, 40, 133, 343

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Opening times

  • Monday 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 7pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday 9am to 7pm
  • Friday 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.