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Summer Reading Challenge 2020
With prizes sponsored by Wimblecomm and Morden Islamic Community Centre, the much loved Summer Reading Challenge, aimed at 4 – 11 year olds, is back this year!
Children are encouraged to read six (or more) books of their choice during the summer holidays with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate for every child who completes the Challenge. This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital aspect of the Summer Reading Challenge launched earlier than usual to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home.
The theme for the Challenge is “Silly Squad” – a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson.
A whole host of virtual events with guest celebrities and authors took place on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page on Friday 5 June to mark the launch of the digital Challenge.
The Challenge website is free to access and a place for children to rate and review their books and work towards their reading goal.
It also features video content, games, quizzes, and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home.
How to join the Summer Reading Challenge
To join the challenge visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.
Children with no internet access can collect the Summer Reading Challenge Book Review flyer at any of the open Merton Libraries. Once your book review is completed, hand it in to any of our open libraries.
For more information about how to use the Summer Reading Challenge website visit the help page.
Check out our recommendations for funny and silly eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can borrow from us online.
Silly Squad: https://llc.overdrive.com/library/youth/collection/1087177
Let’s Get Silly: https://llc.overdrive.com/library/youth/collection/1084301
Books To Make You Laugh Out Loud: https://llc.overdrive.com/library/youth/collection/185049