Shropshire Council

2018 Summer Reading Challenge - Mischief Makers!

05 July 2018 Last updated at 08:46

Summer reading challenge

Shropshire Libraries are delighted to present the Reading Agency’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays.  Children sign up at their local library and collect stickers and incentives for every two books they read. When they complete their six books, they receive a special Summer Reading Challenge medal and certificate, all completely free of charge. Registration also provides access to a special Mischief Makers website where children and parents can log on at home to continue the fun.

To support Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Shropshire Libraries have made it possible for adults and teenagers to join in the challenge with The Big Summer of Reading 2018. With a prize draw and incentives for those who have read four books, reading will be all the rage this summer in Shropshire.

Registration opens from Saturday 14 July, and parents can keep an eye out for special Summer Reading Challenge activities and events over the summer too. You can check out what's going on at your local library.

There's no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department for Education. Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge, and the the Reading Agency generally.

Selected libraries in Shropshire are also offering children the chance to do Arts Award Discover alongside the Summer Reading Challenge, for a small charge. Arts Award is a set of qualifications for children and young people that gets them involved in and excited about the arts and culture. There will be Arts Award information sessions in Oswestry, Ludlow and Shrewsbury Libraries during the first week of the summer holidays, with an art activity and sharing session during the last week of the holidays. These can be found on our library events page. When they have finished Arts Award Discover children will receive a certificate from Trinity College, London. Find out more about Arts Award.

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