Summer Reading Challenge

22nd June 2020
Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The Summer Reading Challenge has always been a highlight of Wirral Libraries calendar. Each year thousands of children from across the Wirral take part, visiting libraries, reading books and receiving rewards. 

Unfortunately, this year, with the temporary closure of libraries, and the measures that will be necessary to provide a safe environment for staff and library visitors on reopening, we will be unable to run the challenge in the way that we have done in previous years. 

However, The Reading Agency have taken the Summer Reading Challenge online. The theme of this year’s challenge is The Silly Squad and is all about funny books, happiness, and laughter. The Silly Squad is a team of animals who love to go on adventures, having fun and a few laughs along the way. The characters have been illustrated by the award winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.  

Children can join the adventure by setting up their own personal challenge on the Silly Squad online platform at They can keep track of the books that they have read, see book recommendations, and unlock rewards. There will also be lots of activities and quizzes to keep them entertained and encourage them to keep up their reading over the summer.