Children invited to join Mischief Makers at Lincs Inspire libraries


Lincs Inspire 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.

Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find a hidden treasure chest full of pranks and become ultimate mischief makers! As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells. By adding these stickers to their map, young readers will help Dennis, Gnasher and friends solve clues and discover the treasure, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

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 Lincs Inspire libraries on Saturday 21st July, with children able to register from Saturday 14th July. There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned at Lincs Inspire libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, including free drop-in sessions suitable for children and their families where there will be for stories, crafts and other activities. Sessions will run from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm on Monday 13th August  at Cleethorpes Library,  Tuesday 14th  August at Waltham Library, Wednesday 15th August at Grimsby Library and Thursday 16th August at Immingham Library.

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 intergenerational 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."

Lawrence Dunn, Development Officer for Lincs Inspire Libraries, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge gives children the chance to enjoy reading for pleasure and have fun during the holidays. This year the theme celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Beano comic and will appeal across the generations.”

For more information visit one of Lincs Inspire libraries (Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Waltham and Immingham).