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Make mischief this summer!

by mikebell on 11 July, 2018

Children in North Somerset are being encouraged to sign up to read six books this summer as part of “Mischief Makers”, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

“Mischief Makers” launches in libraries across North Somerset this Saturday (14 July) and runs until Saturday 8 September.

The Summer Reading Challenge, organised nationally by The Reading Agency, asks four to 11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. This year’s theme is inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which is celebrating 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.

Children will explore the map to find a hidden treasure chest full of pranks and become ultimate mischief makers! As they read the books 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.

Libraries will have staff and volunteers on hand to help children choose books they will really enjoy. Research shows that children who take part in the challenge return to school after the summer break as more fluent, confident and happy readers.

Every child who reads six books and completes the challenge will receive a certificate and medal and will be entered into a prize draw to win tickets for selected films at the Curzon cinema in Clevedon.

This year more than 100 volunteers have applied to help with the Summer Reading Challenge.

Events and activities are planned at libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge. Contact your local library or visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/events to find out more.

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