This summer Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, which is produced by the Reading Agency, is going digital so that children can still take part even if libraries are not fully open!
The theme is fun, laughter and silliness.
Explore York Libraries and Archives will launch the Challenge on Friday 10th July. Parents will be able to sign their children up to the challenge through the Summer Reading Challenge page of Explore’s website. https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/children/summer-reading-challenge/This link will not be available until we launch the challenge but will link to the Summer Reading Challenge website, which the Reading Agency are providing.
Children can borrow e-books and audio books to take part from Explore’s Overdrive, our e-lending platform. You will find information on how to join up to this on our website.
Children will be able to set how many books they wish to read for the challenge themselves. As well as this there will be games to play and activities to download.
Best of all it is free to take part.
As well as the Challenge we are going to have activities on our website that children can download or watch. These will be available from Saturday 18th July. Children will also be able to achieve their Arts Award Discover certificate by taking part in these activities as well as those of the Army Museum and York Museums Trust. They will find details of this on all our websites during the summer holiday period.