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GET READING: Radlett Library encourages kids to join virtual reading challenge

 Published on: 22nd July 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Children of Radlett can still take part in the Summer Reading Challenge virtually this summer, despite the library being closed.

Radlett Library is encouraging children to join the Silly Squad – an adventurous team of animals who celebrate books that make us happy and laugh, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children’s author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. 

Due to the coronavirus, The Reading Agency has redesigned this year’s Summer Reading Challenge into a virtual one.

Now it is more important than ever to keep children reading over the summer months, and this year’s challenge aims to support parents and carers to do this.

The Summer Reading Challenge started from Friday, June 5. The launch kicked off with a ‘Let’s Gets Silly’ virtual event on the Summer Reading Challenge’s Facebook page for the all the family to enjoy. 

The digital challenge platform is now up and running and is free for children and their families to join and use, providing a safe and secure sign-up process. This is a great opportunity to develop skills and enjoy reading as a family. To take part this year, log on to

Whilst all the staff and volunteers in libraries will obviously miss hearing children talk about their books this year, they said they are looking forward to reading their reviews on the Silly Squad website. 

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