Encourage your children to keep reading this Summer – Silly Squad, the 2020 Summer reading challenge is here!
Silly Squad, the 2020 Summer reading challenge is here!
You’ll be pleased to hear, that whilst our buildings are still closed to the Public, we’re still able to offer children the chance to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge this year. The challenge has gone digital, and so have we! Everything schools need to know is below! We’ve attached some information for parents, it would be great if you could share this for us in your regular communications.
If you’ve got any questions about the Reading Challenge, or what public libraries are offering for children at the moment, then please contact Helena Last – Community Librarian for Children and Young People. (Helena.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Promoting the challenge
We can’t come in to school to assembly this year, so instead, your pupils can watch Apryl and Adam tell you all about the Summer Reading Challenge in Norfolk in this YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_kyeFhHV8o – It can be sent home to parents or played in school for pupils that you have. (or of course, both!)
Children join the challenge at www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk Parents will need to set up their own account first before setting up their children to make sure they have permission to take part. There are also games and activities, as well as book recommendations on the site.
What to read?
You can ANYTHING you like – books you have at home, books you have bought home from school, library books you still have on loan. We’d love children and families to try out our eBook library, which you can browse here: https://norfolk.overdrive.com/library/childrens It’s free, you just need a library card.
You can still join the library using this link: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-library-account/join-the-library
All of our eBook and eAudio library is free to borrow, you can use the Libby app on your tablet or smartphone, or read online on a laptop or PC. As well as books, we have lots of magazines and comics you can read on the Press Reader app or website, www.pressreader.com . From the Beano to horse-riding, gaming to pets, there are lots of topics to keep you interested. To sign up for free, sign up with a library card, not a social media account.
If you’ve got younger children/new starters who’re not reading yet, being read to counts too! Anyone can take part.
We have a set of 25 eBook titles suitable for KS2, which can be downloaded by an unlimited number of users at the same time. If you’d like more information on these to be able to recommend a book for everyone to download and read at the same time, please contact Helena.
Events and activities
We’re not able to run all the great events we would normally have in our libraries. Our Facebook page, Norfolk Libraries for Families, has lots of different things going on. Storytime, bounce and rhyme, book recommendations and activities – find out the latest events here: www.Facebook.com/NorfolkLibrariesForFamilies
Parents can message the children’s team, who’d be happy to help with book recommendations and how to access books/join the library.