Summer Reading Challenge

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter.

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What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. This year we've gone digital to ensure children can still take part even though they are unable to visit our libraries at the moment.

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. 

With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June and culminating in an official launch day of curated events on Friday 5 June 2020.

Each year the Challenge, delivered with the support of public libraries, motivates over 700,000 children to keep reading to build their skills and confidence.

Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books!

The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books. This year, our Challenge features extra special characters designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, who you'll know from amazing reads like Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin!

Sign up on the Silly Squad website from Friday 5 June to join the Squad!  Follow Summer Reading Challenge on Facebook @SummerReadingChallenge Watch the Summer Reading challenge videos

What will you be reading? Check out our Icon for pdf Summer Reading Challenge - suggested e-Books [235.56KB] or make your own choices from the wide selection of e-Books available to download free for West Lothian library members.

If you are not already a library member and would like to join you can ask an appropriate adult to start your application on the Library membership webpage.

You'll find some Summer Reading Challenge activities to print and complete in the downloads section below.