This year the Summer Reading Challenge has gone digital…and silly!

Every year, the Summer Reading Challenge gives young readers the chance to discover new books with the added fun of collecting rewards along the way. Six books and three trips to the library gives you stickers and a medal and this year it is all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

So, with libraries remaining closed for the time being, there is a new way to join in online that means you can keep track of the books you have read, read books reviews and this year your rewards will unlock games along the way.


The Silly Squad!

The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all kinds of funny books, and they are ready to have some fun with you.

This year’s characters have been designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, who wrote amazing reads like Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin!

Cllr John Pritchard, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti Poverty said, “The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic initiative. Even though it will be delivered in a slightly different way this year, it will still be lots of fun and encourage children of all ages and backgrounds to discover the joy in reading.”

Join the Silly Squad! 

All you have to do to sign up is visit the Summer Reading Challenge website and enter some details. Over a million books have already been read in the challenge so far, so what are you waiting for? Join in the fun!

How can I get books?

Wrexham Library has recently started a new click and collect service. You can order books through the Wrexham Council website and you will be given a date and time to pick up your books.  Please note, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are a member of any of Wrexham’s libraries you can also access all of the online services too. There are e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-comics with a massive collection to choose from. Take a look here.

Not a member of the library?

Did you know you can join Wrexham libraries online? Join online now.

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