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Summer Reading Challnge

Derbyshire Libraries has just released information about this year's exciting reading challenge! As we are a reading school, all children who participate in the challenge will be rewarded with a phenomenal 20 team points πŸ˜€ Children can read physical books, e-books, magazines or listen to audio books. The Summer Reading Challenge website has lots of useful links to help you to do this whilst you are learning from home but don't forget that you can also access the e-books in the Serial Mash section of Purple Mash.


Happy Reading! πŸ“–πŸ“šπŸ“‘


Summer Reading Challenge!


The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11 and this year’s Challenge has gone digital. The Challenge encourages children to keep reading over the summer and this year will launch early as a way of helping parents and carers find fun, family-activities, maintain literacy levels and connect children with their peers.


Children and their families are being asked to join the Silly Squad, a group of animals out to have fun and read anything that makes them happy - whether that’s stories, comics, joke books or factual books. The books can be in digital or print format and can either be books that your children have at home or can borrow from Derbyshire Libraries’ e-lending platforms. Please note that children do not need a library card to join the challenge.


The build-up for this year’s Challenge began on 1 June 2020 with the official virtual “Let’s Get Silly” launch on Friday 5 June 2020. This will include celebrity and author events for the whole family to enjoy, along with the launch of a new Silly Squad website to support the Challenge. The website will be free to access and feature games, quizzes, digital and downloadable activities to encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home. As libraries are currently closed, it is not possible to borrow physical books but Derbyshire Libraries will be supporting the Challenge with lots of virtual activities including story and rhymes times, book reviews and craft activity ideas alongside its eBook and eAudiobook lending services.


To promote the Challenge to your children and their families, more information is available on the Summer Reading Challenge website at