Summer Reading Challange



The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is ‘Silly Squad’ and it aims to encourage children to read whatever makes them happy, to get them do silly things inspired by their reading and to have fun all along!

In the previous challenges, children were encouraged to read six (or more) books of their choice during summer holidays, by collecting stickers and earning prizes along the way. On completion of the challenge, each child was awarded a certificate and a medal.
This year, due to the disruption caused by coronavirus and the current closure of the borough’s libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge is launching earlier than usual,  to support parents and carers with children at home.
It is also taking place exclusively online, 

a free-to-access website for children to rate and review the books they read, with videos, games, quizzes, and other activities

What do children need to do to take part?


                    • they set their own challenge to read any amount of books
                    • during the Challenge, with children being encouraged to read
                    • anything that makes them happy – whether it be comics, joke
                    • books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction; in digital or print format;
                    • from e-book lending through the public library service or from
                    • what they already have at home.
                    • each time they finish a book, they add it to their profile and
                    • write a review. They are rewarded with activities and incentives
                    • along the way, such as online badges, games and videos.
                    • families are encouraged to join in and ‘Get Silly’ with
                    • downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. With new
                    • content to enjoy each week, the fun will continue throughout the
                    • summer to keep families engaged.
                    • they receive a downloadable certificate once they’ve completed.


You can sign up here:

Library Home Page