Reading throughout the summer is very important for children's development. A total of 722,731 children across the UK took part in the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. Around 3,500 children took part in Thurrock, more than half of whom managed to read 6 or more books and received a medal. Many went on to get the limited edition Space Chase kit bag for reading 8 books.
Join the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge in 2020
'Silly Squad' is this year's Summer Reading Challenge, which takes place from 11 July to 12 September. It launched nationally on 5 June 2020.
It will be a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter. Children can join the Silly Squad, a crew of fun-loving animals who enjoy exploring lots of different types of funny books. Step inside their colourful funhouse for a side-splitting adventure celebrating the joy of reading – just watch out for a mysterious baddy who is up to no good!
The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will run online rather than in local libraries this year.
Sign-up for online rewards at the Summer Reading Challenge website.
Choosing your books
Children are invited to explore with us and take up the challenge of reading 6 books over 6 weeks.
This year you can choose books from home – e-books from Borrowbox, as well as library books and audio books.
Keep in touch with Thurrock Libraries on Twitter and tell us your favourite books this summer.