This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is going digital

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is going digital

Derbyshire Libraries are supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which is going digital – with events and activities happening online.

Children are invited to join the ‘Silly Squad’ and sign up on the national website where there will be lots of information, quizzes, resources and book suggestions for them to enjoy.

The Silly Squad is a loveable group of madcap animals looking for fun and the aim is to encourage children and their families to have fun too, getting silly and reading anything that makes them happy. That could be comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, in digital or print format, books they have at home, or eBooks and eaudiobooks borrowed through Derbyshire Libraries online.

Locally Derbyshire County Council’s libraries will be joining the fun, throughout the summer, by offering online story times, mini book reviews and recommendations, a forum for sharing ideas, suggestions about books, quizzes, and a regular craft activity.

The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June and culminating in the official launch on 5th June.

For more information and the programme of activities visit the Derbyshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge webpage.

Children who aren’t library members already can sign up online with the help of a parent/guardian. A member of staff will then be in touch with their library card number so that children can borrow eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks.

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