Scotland's public library services have launched a new campaign to help inspire children of all ages to read as part of this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

The #ScottishSillySquad campaign has brought together a host of authors and illustrators from around the UK to create fun and engaging videos to encourage children to read more. It is part of the Reading Agency's annual campaign which public libraries throughout Scotland take part in every year. This year the campaign is all about being silly - aided by characters called the Silly Squad.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm until August 7th a new video featuring an author and/or illustrator will be premiered on SLIC's YouTube channel. So far the channel has featured writers such as Ross Collins, Pamela Butchart and author and illustrator duo Metaphrog. 

At the end of the summer, the challenge will finish with a big #SuperSillySaturday finale on Saturday August 8th which will feature three seperate authors on the SLIC YouTube channel throughout the day.

You can watch the authors who have already taken part in the #ScottishSillySquad campaign by viewing the #ScottishSillySquad Summer Reading Playlist and subscribing to the SLIC YouTube channel to ensure you don't miss out.

For more information on this year's Summer Reading Challenge visit




The #ScottishSillySquad YouTube Playlist