Summer Reading Challenge 2020

We love to support the Summer Reading Challenge as it aims to keep kids reading throughout the summer holidays. This year it is especially important, there are so many more of us still at home needing  plenty to read.  To help, this year they have gone digital!

Joine the Summer Reading Challenge 2020!  

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun and enjoyment as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.  This year the  theme is 'The Silly Squad ' who are a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures. The challenge runs from 5 June to mid-September 2020.

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England.

Gone digital!

With the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge has launched in a new digital format designed to keep children engaged and interested in reading, supporting parents and carers with children already at home.

The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and features games, quizzes and downloadable activities that incentivise and encourage children to take part in reading related activities.

What about my local library?

Although public library buildings are closed, libraries will continue to deliver the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms. Children taking part in the Challenge can continue to access free reading materials from their local libraries, then keep track of their summer reading activity using the Summer Reading Challenge website.

The Reading Agency and  Libraries present Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020 Images of cartoon  Penguin in a blue stripe bathing suit with beach ball and straw hat, and a Panda dressed as a clown