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Nottinghamshire County Council library services provider Inspire launches Silly Squad reading challenge

Inspire, which delivers library services on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, is getting ready for another inspiring summer of reading.

It has launched its Silly Squad summer reading challenge ­— a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.

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The challenge aims to keep children reading over the summer.

Usually, it takes place in libraries across Nottingham-shire, where children are set reading goals.

This year, with the disruption caused by covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, 2020 will offer an all-new digital challenge.

Children will set their own personal reading goal and take part online to unlock digital rewards.

To take part in Silly Squad, children need to sign up at www.sillysquad.org.uk (a parent/carer will need to approve sign up).

Children taking part online will meet the Silly Squad ­— a loveable bunch of animals who run a fantastic fun house.

The website will be a place to log the books they read, and they can rate and review them too.

They will unlock digital rewards, badges and activities as they progress through the challenge.

There are ebooks to borrow to read and listen to. And as always, children choose the books they want to read on their challenge ­— novels, fact books, and even joke books.

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