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Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 is launching in Wales on Friday 17 July. 
This year's Summer Reading Challenge theme is Silly Squad, a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter and encouraging fun, imagination and creativity. 

The Summer Reading Challenge benefits children by keeping up their reading levels over the summer as well as increasing their confidence in choosing, reading and discussing books. This year the Summer Reading Challenge will also be offering children something recognisable in a changed world.

The Summer Reading Challenge will be digital in 2020, with activities, reading recommendations, and registration taking place online. To sign up and receive digital prizes, 

Children can also receive a Silly Squad collectors pack from Cardiff Libraries and Hubs. To receive your pack and to make sure we have all the information we need for your child’s medal and certificate, please complete our online form. ​​​​​External link opens in a new window

You can join the library​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window if you are not already a member. You can also order a selection of books through our Click and Collect service.

Throughout the summer we will be sharing information and activities on social media and adding information to this page. Follow us on Facebook​​​​​External link opens in a new window and Twitter​​​​​External link opens in a new window ​​ to keep up to date. ​

Digital Crafts and Story Times

Throughout August, we will be hosting weekly digital sessions for families. 

Silly Squad Craft Time

Mondays at 10.30am (in Welsh) and 2.30pm (in English). 
Fun family craft sessions delivered for free through Microsoft Teams. Step by step instructions will be uploaded to Facebook every Monday morning, and demonstrated through Microsoft Teams by a member of libraries and hub staff. You can sign up to the sessions through EventBrite. ​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

Silly Squad Story and Rhyme Time

Wednesdays at 10.30am (in Welsh) and 2.30pm (in English).
Sing along rhyme sessions delivered for free through Facebook Live. 

Silly Squad Story and Rhyme Time

Fridays at 10.30am (in Welsh) and 2.30pm (in English).
Silly Squad inspired story times delivered for free through Facebook Live. 

Watch Gethin talk about the Summer Reading Challenge 2020

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Information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2020​

Information for Parents (1.10mb PDF)​​​​Link opens in a new window

What to Read (916kb PDF)​​Link opens in a new window

Discussing books with children (945kb PDF)​​​Link opens in a new window

Recommend a book (672kb PDF)​​Link opens in a new window ​​





Try out these summery rhymes with your children. Ideal for your baby or toddler, but fun for all 
ages! For more rhyme times, visit our Lockdown Activities page.​

Silly Squad Crafts and Activities








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