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Summer Reading Challenge

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter. Join the Silly Squad and let's get silly!

Summer Reading Challenge logo and Silly Squad characters

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge!

Silly Squad has been announced as the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge theme, offering children and families the chance to read, laugh and be silly together during the difficult times we're experiencing. 

The all-new digital aspect of the Summer Reading Challenge will help to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home.

This year's funny theme will see your little ones reading 6 (or more!) books of their choice over the summer and unlocking digital rewards, videos and activites. While completing the challenge, young readers will meet The Silly Squad, a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books - but keep an eye out for the mystery baddy, who is up to no good…

Taking part

Children's reading can dip during the long summer holidays, and particularly now, with the disruption and impact of social distancing on schools and libraries. This year's digital Summer Reading Challenge will help children to keep up their reading skills and confidence by reading whatever makes them happy, getting silly and having fun!

Children from 4-12 years will be able to join the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge from the earlier date of 5 June until 30 September, by visiting the Silly Squad website

Children will collect incentives and receive rewards and a certificate as they read six of their own books, or library e-books from BorrowBox.

To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge we have put together a special collection of brilliant eBooks and eAudiobooks for children that are available to borrow free from our Borrowbox throughout June and July, without any queues. Find out more about using Borrowbox with your Leicestershire Libraries membership.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more library activities throughout the summer.

Send us a silly joke or a silly drawing! We'll be picking our favourites to be published in an eBook that will be available to all Leicestershire Libraries members.



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