Calling all Mischief Makers!

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge logoYoung ‘Mischief Makers’ in Plymouth can sign up for another fun-filled Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday 14 July.

This year’s theme is inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

Every child who signs up to read six books over the summer holiday will get a collector’s map of Beanotown to keep a record of their challenge journey – and if they complete it they will be presented with a medal at their library and a certificate during their school assembly.

Children can choose any books they like – novels, fact books, joke books, eBooks and audiobooks all count, just as long as they are borrowed from the library. It’s free to sign up and there are stickers and prizes to collect along the way.

Deputy Council Leader Pete Smith said: “Over 4,600 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in 2017. It’s a great way for children to keep up their reading skills and confidence over the long summer holiday. The Beano theme has universal appeal and we look forward to welcoming families to our libraries throughout the summer.”

Children can sign up at any local library from Saturday. Free activities are taking place at all Plymouth libraries throughout the summer, including stories, crafts, films and coding.

Libraries are also joining up with CATERed again this summer for Lunch at the Library. Every Wednesday in August all libraries and a pop-up library in Whitleigh will host a day of free activities including storytelling, crafts, digital making and more, with CATERed providing a free lunch.

On days when children can’t get to the library there’s lots for them to discover on the Mischief Makers website, where they can also keep a record of their challenge.