Silly Squad Under 13s Reading Challenge

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The Summer Reading Challenge is now closed.

Well done to everyone who did so much reading over the Summer and to those of you who attended our great events. For the national Summer Reading Challenge, click here. For details of what is currently happening in libraries, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays. This year, the Summer Reading Challenge’s Silly Squad will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. The Challenge will run to mid-September.

There are lots of ways you can get involved:

  • Find out about the great stuff you can join in, for free, over the summer, like storytellers and live dance classes by selecting Online events
  • Be in with a chance to win a £20 book token by entering one of our competitions by selecting Competitions:
  • Listen to or post a truly terrible joke or learn how to craft by clicking on Crafts and Jokes

Get involved now by selecting from the tabs below.

The Summer Reading Challenge is now closed.

Well done to everyone who did so much reading over the Summer and to those of you who attended our great events. For the national Summer Reading Challenge, click here. For details of what is currently happening in libraries, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays. This year, the Summer Reading Challenge’s Silly Squad will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. The Challenge will run to mid-September.

There are lots of ways you can get involved:

  • Find out about the great stuff you can join in, for free, over the summer, like storytellers and live dance classes by selecting Online events
  • Be in with a chance to win a £20 book token by entering one of our competitions by selecting Competitions:
  • Listen to or post a truly terrible joke or learn how to craft by clicking on Crafts and Jokes

Get involved now by selecting from the tabs below.

Crafts and Jokes

Below are some ideas for some fun things you can make this Summer and some truly terrible jokes from library staff. Do you recognise any? And can you do better? 

Feel free to post craft ideas or jokes below. This is just for fun so no prizes for this one apart from knowing you’ve shared a craft idea or made someone laugh (or groan!).

You can add text and photos to your post.

Thank you for sharing your craft or joke with us.

The Summer Reading Challenge has now ended in Cheshire West and Chester Libraries but these crafts are still fun to do!