Summer Reading Challenge
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers; celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano. Your child can help Dennis, Gnasher and friends explore Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure – with tons of fun along the way!
It’s totally free and to get started all your child has to do is sign up at the library where they will be given a collector poster to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey. As they read their books, each child will receive special stickers to complete their poster with prizes along the way. Once they have collected all the stickers they will be able to find the buried treasure and become top mischief makers! Complete the challenge and they will receive a medal and certificate.
Children are encouraged to read at least six library books. They can be any books they like – novels, fact books, joke books, e-books or audio books, they all count. Your library will have staff and volunteers on hand to help children choose books they will really enjoy.
Fun for all the family
The Challenge is a great time to share and talk about books as a family. Sitting down with a book, newspaper or magazine sets a good example to kids – they will copy you. Children enjoy taking part and many teachers tell us that they return to school with a new enthusiasm and confidence for reading.
Look out for weekly mischievous activities at your local library!
For anyone above the Challenge age range, the Library welcomes help from young volunteers (aged 13-24). Tasks will involve helping library staff with anything from registering children for the challenge, preparations for craft activities and talking to children about the books they have been reading. .