Summer Reading Challenge

Find out about Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge for children.

Following the latest government advice, all libraries in West Sussex are closed until further notice. We are not processing any new library volunteer applications at the moment, but thank you for your interest and we will contact you as soon as we can once libraries re-open to the public.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will be called Silly Squad and will be a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.

Silly Squad: the Summer Reading Challenge starts in your local library on Saturday 11 July. It’s free for all families to take part and you can collect fun rewards as you read books through the holidays. You have until 12 September to complete the challenge.

Help us run the challenge - be a volunteer!

We expect thousands of families will visit libraries this summer to take part in Silly Squad, so we need lots of volunteers to help us greet families, explain how it works, listen to children talk about what they have been reading and hand out the all-important rewards.

Do you have some time to spare this summer and would you like to help your library encourage local children to keep reading during the holidays? You might have lots of experience working with children or families, or you could be a young person looking to develop new skills for your CV.

We want to hear from everyone who thinks they can help, so please take a few minutes to complete the online application form. We will send you an email to confirm your application before we meet you in the library.

Last updated:
2 April 2020
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