Children invited to join Mischief Makers at Warwickshire libraries

Warwickshire libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary.

To take part in Mischief Makers, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library where they will be given a colourful collector’s map of Beanotown to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

Mischief Makers launches in libraries across Warwickshire on Saturday 14 July and runs until Friday 7 September. There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned over the summer, contact your local library or go to to find out more.

Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation at Warwickshire County Council, Cllr Kam Kaur, said: “We put children at the heart of all we do in Warwickshire, and the Summer Reading Challenge is always a great opportunity for children of a young age to become familiar with their local library and maintain their reading skills.”

Sue Wilkinson, CEO of The Reading Agency said: “At The Reading Agency, we believe that everything changes when we read and we know from our research how much fun families and children have when taking part in the Challenge. Mischief Makers offers inter-generational appeal and we hope this family friendly, accessible theme will inspire more children than ever to read over the holidays and make use of their local library throughout the summer and beyond.”