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Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018!

The Reading Agency and libraries present this year's Summer Reading Challenge, 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 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.

The Summer Reading Challenge starts in Coventry on Saturday 14 July and runs until Monday 10 September with certificate and medal ceremonies in September.

As they read their books, each child will receive special stickers to complete their poster. Once they have collected all the stickers they will be able to find the buried treasure and become top mischief makers!

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 audiobooks, they all count - and 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.

Explore your library

While your children are choosing their books for Mischief Makers, it's a great chance for you to discover the full range of what's on offer at the library. From reading groups to computer use, it's your library, so let us help you make the most of it!

More fun and games

Don't forget, Mischief Makers has a dedicated website for children taking part in the Challenge.

As well as keeping track of their progress online, kids can have all kinds of fun here! There are games and competitions, children can send messages and even find out what to read next using the Book Sorter.

Meeting all children's needs

At the heart of the Challenge is children choosing and sharing any books - in any format - that they like. If your child is visually impaired or finds printed books tricky, your library may be able to help suggest alternatives.

Tell us what you're reading

Follow us @covlibraries on Instagram, like us @covlibraries on Facebook, or follow us @covlibraries on Twitter and tell us what your child has been reading over the summer holiday or if they've attended any Summer Reading Challenge events at your local library.

We love to see and share your pictures so tag us @covlibraries, and don't forget to use the hashtag #SummerReadingChallenge to join in the nationwide conversation.

Central Library


Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7622 0465

Central Library
Smithford Way

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