Have fun with the Silly Squad - children invited to on summer reading challenge with Northumberland Libraries

Northumberland Libraries are calling for children to sign up to be part of the Silly Squad this summer.

Its Summer Reading Challenge, an annual event aimed at 4-11-year-olds, will be a little different this year due to coronavirus restrictions.

The all-new digital aspect of the challenge has been launched earlier than usual to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children at home.

A whole host of virtual events will take place on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page, while the online Silly Squad will entertain with uplifting content and reading recommendations.

Alnwick Library.

Children are free to read anything that makes them happy - whether a favourite book at home or something new from BorrowBox, the digital library.

Author Jacqueline Wilson, Summer Reading Challenge ambassador, said: “How sensible to have a silly theme. We've all had to deal with serious and scary issues, so it's time for a bit of fun.”

Register at sillysquad.org.uk

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