Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge for 4 to 11 year olds.
Join in with the Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2020 is Silly Squad. It’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh! 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.
Due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge will be delivered completely online.
Why should I join in?
Studies have shown that children’s reading can ‘dip’ through the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and are encouraged to read for pleasure. The annual Summer Reading Challenge aims to get children reading for enjoyment and promote the use of the fabulous online resources that their local library provides.
The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read for pleasure. It combines free access to books with fun activities, that can be completed at home, and a creative online element. At the heart of the challenge is children choosing and sharing any books – in any format – that they like. Novels, fact books, picture books, graphic novels, joke books, all count.
These can be borrowed from one of the library’s e-book and e-audiobook providers. This year you can also read, or listen to, books that you already have at home.
How does the challenge work?
Children can sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge online any time from 5 June. This year, children can set their own challenge which they can complete over the summer and unlock online rewards along the way. It’s fun, and best of all, it’s free!
Northamptonshire Libraries have two e-book and e-audiobook providers, Borrowbox and Libby, who children can borrow books from. More information can be found on our e-reads and audio webpage. Children have full access to all the e-lending stock on these platforms, including adult titles, so parents and carers should supervise what their children are borrowing.
Go to this website to find out more and to register…