Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed for 4 - 11 year olds and takes place every year in all our libraries during the summer holidays.
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.
Buckinghamshire Libraries are inviting children to read 6 books over the summer. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and ultimate mischief makers!
Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!
Discover more by using the Summer Reading Challenge website:
How to take part?
The Summer Reading Challenge will be launching on Saturday 14 July and closes on Saturday 8 September 2018.
- Sign up at any with your child's library card to collect your pack*
- Read six books of your choice (printed books, audio books or ebooks) and collect stickers and prizes along the way – all for FREE
- Don't forget to collect your certificate and medal at the end of summer
*Please note that the Summer Reading Challenge is very popular and while we endeavour to provide all children with a pack we occasionally run low by the end summer. Please register early to guarantee a pack will be available for your child.
If you want to try some ebooks for the Challenge visit theYou will need your Buckinghamshire library card and PIN to borrow eBooks or online.
Have fun reading this summer and good luck finding the treasure from everyone at Buckinghamshire Libraries.
Could you spare time to help with this year's Summer Reading Challenge?
Aged between 14 - 24? Got time to spare this summer? Volunteer to be part of the Reading Hack programme and help with the Summer Reading Challenge in Buckinghamshire libraries.
During the summer we hold lots of events in our libraries. Watch out for extra special events in your local library this summer.
Why do libraries run the Summer Reading Challenge?
Children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. This can be a problem for schools to put right in the new term, and The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge really helps by getting three quarters of a million children into libraries over the summer. There is no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department for Education.
The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency delivered by libraries.