Barking and Dagenham Libraries will be encouraging local children to take part in this years Summer Reading Challenge. Due to the current lockdown this year’s challenge will run online at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ with the theme “Silly Squad.
This year children set their own challenge to read any amount of books during the Challenge from June to September, with children being encouraged to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction; in digital or print format; from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home.
Online e-books for children are free for Barking and Dagenham library members, and those signing up for membership now are able to use them straight away with the online account number supplied. Details of the e-books and comics for children, Ziptales online reading platform and Summer Reading Challenge videos with celebrity readers and more can be found on the Pen to Print website
Families are encouraged to join in and ‘Get Silly’ with downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. New content will be added each week, the fun will continue throughout the summer to keep families engaged.