Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Silly Squad, Summer Reading challenge 2020

The Reading Agency and Barnet libraries are excited to introduce Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020; a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children's author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson.

This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital aspect of the Summer Reading Challenge is launching earlier than usual to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home.

This summer, children will meet the Silly Squad; a loveable bunch of animals who run a fantastic fun house. But beware: a mysterious baddy is waiting to spoil the fun!

As they read library books, children taking part online will find out more about the fantastic characters and will unlock digital rewards, activities and video content as rewards for their reading.

We have a large and exciting collection of children's eBooks and eAudiobooks available via our free Libby and Borrowbox Apps. 

We are also working on plans for a 'Select and Collect' service. You will be able to choose a selection of books to collect from the library. Full details to follow soon.

You can find recommendations for children’s authors and books with our free online resource, 'Who next?'

A whole host of virtual events with guest celebrities and authors will take place on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page on Friday 5 June to mark the launch of the digital challenge.

How to join 

  • Go to
  • Click on 'Join now'
  • Create your Summer Reading challenge account
  • Parent/Guardian will receive an email to confirm their child's account and create a Reading Agency Passport; choosing 'London Borough of Barnet' as your library authority.

Follow Barnet libraries on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and online events. 

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