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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 encourages reading for pleasure

Theme: ‘Let’s Get Silly’


This year it will be running from June to September 2020. A whole host of virtual (super silly!) curated events with guest celebrities and authors will take place on Friday 5th June to mark the launch of the  launch of the new digital Challenge.  The website will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home. Although library buildings are closed, libraries will also continue to deliver the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms. 


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It’s so easy to take part

● Children sign up to the easy-to-use website and create their
own profile at from 5th June onwards.
● 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
their challenge!