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Summer Reading Challenge


Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Saturday 7 July - Saturday 8 September

Organised by The Reading Agency and the public library network, the annual Summer Reading Challenge, aimed at 4 - 11 year olds is simple and fun. Children are encouraged to read six or more library books of their choice during the summer holidays with collectable incentives and rewards, a chance to enter our prize draw, plus a certificate and medal for every child who completes the challenge. Children can sign up at their local library at the start of the summer holidays– it's absolutely free.

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to be working with Beano in their 80th anniversary year to bring you, Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and firends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

Those who complete the challenge will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of many prizes including:

  • a family ticket to Warner Bros Studio - The Making of Harry Potter, which has been kindly donated by SW19 Estate Agents
  • two tablets donated by O2
  • an iPad. Money towards the purchase of the iPad has been donated by MICC.

Many thanks to our sponsors for their support


Volunteer with us this Summer!

Are you aged 14+ and able to spare a few hours a week during your summer break to get children reading? Help us deliver The Summer Reading Challenge by volunteering with us.

Have a look at the role's description here

How to apply:

If you are under 16 years old please complete this form

If you are aged 16+ please complete this form

Please send the completed application form to or hand in at your local library.