A summer reading challenge is going digital.

Cumbria County Council's annual event will run until September and is intended to encourage four to 11-year-olds to read six or more books.

There are collectable incentives and rewards for reading, with certificates given for completing the challenge.

This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19, it will be an all-new digital summer reading challenge, and the theme is ‘Silly Squad’ - a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.

A free website for the challenge is available at www.sillysquad.org.uk. Children can rate and review their books and work towards their reading goals. Also available at the site is video content, games, quizzes, and digital and downloadable activities so that children and their families can take part together at home.

Details of how to sign up for a free membership are available on the Cumbria Library Service pages of the county council website.

Library members can access library service’s online resources, including books, magazines and games.