Welcome to ‘Young Readers Library’ …Inspiring Reading, Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise Skill

30 Books Challenge

An Annual Summer Reading Challenge that runs between July and September across Nigeria

Virtual Book Club

A Virtual Book Club for Children Ages 3-5. Giving children in Nigeria a platform to connect and collaborate with their colleagues in the Diaspora through books.


We help children and youths bring their literary work to life

Young Writers Contest

Giving children the opportunity to express themselves through stories, essays, poems and art.

Booth-Camp and Workshops

We have numerous booth-camps and workshops designed to help children and youths develop academic, employability and entrepreneurial skills

Book Loan

Registered members enjoy the benefit of borrowing books at an affordable rate.

Why Young Readers Library

Young Readers Library  is a social enterprise created to spur the love for reading and creative writing and equip children and youths with the appropriate literacy, leadership and life skill to reach their full potential, increase their opportunities and impact their community

With the numerous distractions existing, the interest in reading for pleasure, writing and creativity among children has greatly reduced.

At Young Readers Library, we believe that creativity and imagination are  the natural gifts of childhood, which is why we encourage our children and youths to read and create, think critically, build skills and solve problem through our unique programs.

Our On-going Program

In this section, you will find all our ongoing programs for the Library. We always have one activity for the kids all year round.

We organize competitions among schools and different individuals. Several Schools enter into the contest, and this has been a great benefit to the kids.

This is an annual Summer Reading Challenge that runs between July and September each year.

The first edition of the 30 Books Challenge held in 2018 and the 30 Books Challenge is supported by the British Council.


The 30 Books Challenge has impacted over 300 children and over 8000 books were read by the 2019 participants.


30 Books Challenge is committed to ensuring children read for pleasure and build literacy skills during the summer while exposing them to indigenous books.


The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 16 to read 30 books in 30 days during the long summer holiday.

Children’s reading skills can slide downwards during the summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get thousands of children reading for pleasure each year and maintain or upgrade their reading skills and confidence.

How it works

Children read 30 Books  for 30 days divided into a minimum of,

5 Non-fiction Books

5 Indigenous Books (local languages)

5 Books by local Authors

Plus any other book of their choice.

There is a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge and special awards for outstanding participants.

Special Awards are:

Most Ingenious

Best Presentation

Best Journal Work

Top 5 who show improvement in their vocabulary.


The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary and secondary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. Participants are given page limits, depending on their age.


The first edition  (2018) held in Lagos and Abuja.

The next edition (2019) will hold in Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Kano , Enugu, Kaduna, Warri and Ibadan.

This initiative is supported by British Council and the US Embassy

To support this intiative, call 07064362025 or  info@youngreaderslibrary.org.ng

Every Saturday, the children gather to discuss about different books and engage in creative writing and art.


Our activities are designed to improve the child’s use of punctuation, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, writing, critical thinking and creativity among other skills


Time: 12-3pm every Saturday

Our quarterly Open Mic for children gives them a platform to showcase their talents and literary skills. The children receive feedback for experts to enable them grow as speakers and writers.


This event helps children build confidence and public speaking skills.


The best part is, admission is free

Once every quarter, literacy contest are organised in areas such as, story telling, essay writing, poetry, art  and other literary skills to enable children exercise their reading, research and writing skills.


Some of our past topics

  1. What does children’s day mean to you?
  2. How I spent my last holiday
  3. The president of my dream- Showcasing the leadership skills of this president.

This project is done in partnership with schools and parent.

Watch this space for the next edition….

Our Results Speak for themsleves!

The kids who have been actively participating in theses competitions have shown great improvements in their various schools to the amazement of their teachers and parents

Voted OUTSTANDING by our parents

What The Children Say

Your Children

The success of your child is our topmost priority. We constantly research and test ways in which your child can be the leaders they truly are.

Skills developed:

  • Empathy
  • Team Work
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Initiative and Enterprise
  • Excellence
  • Creativity
  • Fluency and much more


Our programs brings out the creative side of your child

Reading Achievement

Our program enables the children develop skills such as fluency, improved comprehension, vocabulary and grammar, critical thinking skills among others.

Social skills

Children who visit the library, have advanced social skills.

We give priorities to your children’s reading achievements, creativity and skill attainment


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