Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Get reading and get silly with Oxfordshire Libraries and Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020

This summer, Oxfordshire Libraries and The Reading Agency are inviting all children to get the giggles with Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020!

We are writing to ask if you can help us to promote the Challenge to your children,
their parents and carers.

Although Oxfordshire Libraries are closed for the time being, the good news is Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020 is available to join online! Parents and carers can register their children for free at and the Challenge runs from June into September.

This year children set their own reading challenge for the summer and as they read they collect digital rewards. They can read any books they like, comics, jokes, stories or information books. This can include ones they have at home, or if they are members of the library, they can download eBooks and eAudio from Oxfordshire Libraries. Parents and carers can join their children to the library by visiting

To help schools promote the Challenge, The Reading Agency has produced a PowerPoint presentation which can be used in classes or your remote learning platforms. Other resources for schools are available.

We have also attached a flyer to use in your newsletters for parents and carers.

Over 9500 children took part in last year’s Summer Reading Challenge and although it will be running a bit differently this year, we hope you will join us to encourage even more children to keep reading!

There will also be lots of fun and silly virtual events and activities for children on Oxfordshire Libraries Facebook and Twitter.