Children and young people are being encouraged to join the Silly Squad and take part in the Summer Reading Challenge between Friday 5 June and Saturday 26 September 2020.
This year’s theme is designed to celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children will join the Silly Squad, a crew of fun-loving animals who enjoy exploring lots of different types of funny books.
This year, the challenge is launching in a new digital format to keep children engaged and interested. It will also support parents and carers with children already at home, offer schools exciting ways to animate remote learning and provide great content for those in the classroom.
It is the 22nd Summer Reading Challenge that North Lincolnshire Library Services has taken part in.
A recent survey commissioned by The Reading Agency showed that 45 per cent of young people have been reading more over the past three months, so this is an excellent opportunity to engage young people with reading.
In 2019, 1,349 children in North Lincolnshire took part; of those 683 were awarded a medal for their achievements. This means thousands of children benefited from the challenge, all for free from their local library.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“Reading is such an important part of a young person’s life and the Summer Reading Challenge offers an excellent opportunity to allow young people to develop their imagination and reading skills whilst enjoying the exciting challenge and rewards.
“I would encourage all young people of North Lincolnshire to take part in the Reading Challenge. I hope to see more of you taking part this year.”
If you would like your child or children to take part in this year’s fantastic challenge, all you need to do it visit the Summer Reading Challenge Website.
To take part you must be a library member. If you aren’t it isn’t too late, it is quick, easy and free to join. You can do this on our website, or by contacting the libraries team by email: email@example.com.
The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries across the country.
For more information about the challenge contact the North Lincolnshire Libraries by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jemima.email@example.com.