Wokingham Summer Reading Challenge Launched

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Wokingham Summer Reading Challenge

Wokingham Borough 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 holidays. 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 this year.


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. Once they have borrowed and started reading their books, they will be given a colourful collector’s map of Beanotown to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey. Children can collect a medal and a certificate when they complete the challenge.


Mischief Makers


Mischief Makers launches in libraries across Wokingham Borough on Sunday July 1 and runs until Saturday September 2. If you are not already a library member it’s FREE to join.


The main challenge is for children aged four to eleven, with a Little Explorers Challenge for children aged four and under. Teens can join in the fun again with the Teen Read Challenge


Further Events


There’s a whole programme of events and activities planned at Wokingham Borough libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge. Just contact your local library or go to www.wokingham.gov.uk and search ‘what’s on in our libraries’ to find out how to take part.


Cllr Norman Jorgensen, executive member for environment leisure and libraries said: “We are encouraging all of Wokingham Borough’s schoolchildren to take part in this year’s challenge. Wokingham Borough’s libraries are full of wonderful children’s books to enjoy.   We have some fantastic events to compliment the Mischief Makers with crafty activity sessions, story times  plus lots more.  I encourage parents to get their children involved in this really worthwhile challenge that helps to nurture a love of reading.”