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Encourage your children to get silly with this year's digital Summer Reading Challenge.

5 June - 31 August 2020

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 will be 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.

The build-up for this year’s Challenge began on 1 June 2020 with an 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. 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.

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