Article Source: Renfrewshire Leisure
First Published: 26 July 2020 12:31
Updated: 26 July 2020 12:31
It’s time for youngsters to join the Silly Squad this summer!
The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and read all kinds of humorous books. This year’s Reading Challenge also features characters designed by the award-winning author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson who created books like Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin.
The challenge runs from now until August 15 and to join all you have to do is visit www.renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk where you’ll find the link to the Silly Squad website. Parents or carers will need to give consent for children to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge.
Once registered, youngsters can set their own personal reading challenge and the website helps keep track of their books, reviews and the rewards for reading books during the summer.
The website is also packed with suggestions of brilliant books to read and tips on how to keep reading over the summer. There will also be heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos and games to keep children entertained.
Youngsters can also tune into the #ScottishSillySquad on YouTube where every week three authors and storytellers will broadcast their tips on how best to enjoy and complete the Summer Reading Challenge.
A wide variety of children’s books and e-books can be borrowed for free with library membership. To do that, or to join a library, just go to the Renfrewshire Libraries website.
Chairperson of Renfrewshire Leisure, Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes said: “Reading should be fun for children and that’s exactly what this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is.
“Last year more than 2000 young people took part in our reading challenge and even though we have been in lockdown in recent months, we’re making sure children don’t miss out on the joy of books this year.”
The Summer Reading Challenge is being organised by Renfrewshire Libraries and the Reading Agency with the aim of getting youngsters to read books during the summer break.
Renfrewshire Libraries have now re-opened for click and collect and returning books only.
For more information go to www.renfrewshireleisure.com
itison has announced it's adding an extra seven nights onto GlasGLOW – the family friendly Halloween spectacular taking place at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens this October!
Just when you thought your Christmas show had been cancelled, Horrible Histories comes to the rescue with their own unique take on the festive season!
Proposals to repurpose existing funds to support Renfrewshire's culture sector recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 have been approved by councillors.
Volunteers are making it a Spotless September in Renfrewshire after more than 250 bags of litter were collected in the first two weeks.
Fitness fans got back in the saddle after lockdown on Monday when Renfrewshire Leisure began reopening its gyms, swimming pools and sports centres.
The walled garden at the National Trust for Scotland's Culzean Castle is now home to three new willow sculptures!
Set your alarms... tickets for itison's annual Halloween spectacular, GlasGLOW, go on sale tomorrow morning at 7.30am!
With the festive season in sight, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, announces its Christmas events offering for 2020.
Renfrewshire's popular Heritage Centre is reopening amid a surge of interest among people keen to learn more about their family history and community's past.
Irresponsible drivers are being called on to park correctly after a rise in bus stop parking has caused delays for passengers.
itison have announced that GlasGLOW will return to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens from the 29th October to the 8th November with early bird tickets on sale on the 16th September!
Bookings for sessions at gyms and swimming pools being reopened by Renfrewshire Leisure can be made from today (Monday September 7th).
The Dog Ate My Homework, CBBC's BAFTA nominated comedy panel show, is back for a eighth series and they need you!
Come fly with us in 2021! Join Team SBH Scotland for an exhilarating Charity Skydive at Errol Airfield, Perthshire.
Kids in Museums are delighted to announce that they are once again partnering with Walker Books on an exciting half term activity for families: Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search!
In a world of darkness and gloom, itison announces GlasGLOW is set to return to light up the city this Halloween season... socially distanced, fully outdoors and with a brand-new show!
The SAY Award have today announced an outstanding line-up for this year’s Live at the Longlist event as Free Love, Kinnaris Quintet and Sacred Paws all take to the stage ahead of the 2020 reveal.
Runners and walkers across Scotland will be taking to the streets this weekend (5 & 6 September) in a virtual event in support of the Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust.
Tennent's is giving fans the ultimate staycation at a lighthouse to celebrate their latest beer, Tennent's Light, hitting shops and supermarket shelves!
A brand renowned for its sweet treats is set to grant a popular wish – by awarding a lifetime supply of its famed ice cream to a lucky fan!
Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and RAMH have created a direct access free telephone support line to help people talk about how they are feeling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jessica Cushley and Victoria Smith got back in the swing of things yesterday when they were first to play a fun game of adventure golf in Soar at intu Braehead!
Communities are being asked to put forward their views on the creation of biodiversity areas in Renfrewshire, with a consultation launched to discover which areas could benefit from biodiversity.
Scotland's first indoor play and interactive activity centre, Fun Street, has announced an opening date of Wednesday 16th September inside Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centre!
Local leisure charity, Renfrewshire Leisure, will begin the safe and phased reopening of its leisure centres from Monday, September 14th.
Young people are set to create, design and deliver projects in Renfrewshire thanks to a £150,000 fund which aims to make the area a better place to live for young people.
As part of the Scotland Loves Local campaign, Scotland's Towns Partnership is on the search for our High Street Heroes!
Only 1 week left to submit youth made short films for inclusion in the 2020 festival programme and competition.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced reopening dates for a further 10 ticketed iconic sites throughout Scotland.
Studio Lambert North and Channel 4 are on the hunt for a new wave of brave Scottish singletons willing to bare all for series seven of the hit show Naked Attraction!