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August Family Reading Challenge


Doncaster Libraries and Adult, Family & Community Learning have teamed up to bring you our own Doncaster Summer Family Reading Challenge!

The need to be able to read is so important but it’s not just all about reading books, words are all around us. So, as a family we would like you to get reading together – anything and anywhere!

Let us know what you have been up to and once you’ve told us 4 different things you’ve done related to reading you will receive a Family Reading Certificate and your child/children will get an award they can hang on their school bags or keep their house keys on

To get started download the Challenge instruction below:

Family Reading Challenge Instructions

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Get ready to get silly!
The Summer Reading Challenge is back and it's gone digital! 

This year 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 into all different kinds of funny books. 

You can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer. Our new online platform will help you keep track of your books, reviews, and the rewards you unlock along the way.

As always, we’ll have loads of brilliant book suggestions to get you started, and tips on how you can keep reading even while schools and libraries are closed. We’ll also have heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games, and more to keep you entertained at home!

Silly Squad officially begins on Friday 5 June 2020! Head over to Facebook to join in the virtual launch and to keep posted on all the silly goings-on!

As libraries and schools aren't open at the moment, you can access a fantastic range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and comics online for FREE as a Doncaster Libraries member.  
Not a library member? All you need to do is get an adult to complete the Under 16's Online Membership form and we will send you a library card number (don't worry we will keep your library card safe until you are able to collect it when libraries re-open!)
We have also put together a Silly Squad Activity Pack that you can download. 
Oh and don't forget to get your parents to let us know on social media what you are reading and any books recommendations that you have....or maybe.... let us know any silly places you end up reading this Summer!
How the Summer Reading Challenge Works

 - Download our Silly Squad Activity Pack.

 Children can read books of their own choice during the summer, as libraries are closed at the moment, they can access a fantastic range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and comics online for FREE.

 - Head over to where children can create a free account to take part in the digital Challenge. This is a simple process and requires approval by an adult (via email). 

 - This year children can set their own reading goals on the Silly Squad website, adding any books read to their profile. They can then collect rewards and Badges every time they read a book and build on their goal! 

 Head over to Doncaster Libraries Facebook and Twitter where we will be posting updates and activities

 - Join us on Facebook on Mondays for Rhymetime, Wednesdays for a Silly Squad Challenge and Fridays for Storytime with Thomas


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