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Librarians get silly this summer for reading challenge

Libraries are getting "seriously silly" this summer with the summer reading challenge well underway.

Librarians get silly this summer for reading challenge
Librarians get silly this summer for reading challenge

There’s still time to join the Silly Squad by signing online at

The free annual challenge is for children aged four to 11 and encourages them to read as many books of their choice during the holidays.

The theme this year 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.

Councillor Danny Millard, cabinet member responsible for libraries said: “Reading is a vital skill for everyone to learn. We can learn about the world around us, we can go on fantastic adventures, reading is fun and sometimes it can even be silly.

“We want as many children as possible, supported by their parents and carers, to join the Silly Squad for this year’s brand-new, all digital Summer Reading Challenge.”

As libraries are still closed because of Covid-19, it’s more important than ever that children learn to joy and fun of reading.

In addition to the Reading Challenge, a range of children’s events and activities will be hosted on the Sandwell Libraries Facebook page

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