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Summer Reading Challenge

Inspiring 'mischief makers' in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

Run by The Reading Agency 1999, in partnership with the library sector, the Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read at least six library books over the holidays for fun, which has been shown to keep up their reading skills and confidence during the break from school and help prevent the summer “reading dip”. The Summer Reading Challenge in libraries started in 1999, and 2018 is the 20th Challenge.

This year’s SRC is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children's title Beano, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary. You can see the official promotional video here

The Beano characters have moved on for a new generation – they have caught up with today’s children and modern sensibilities. The stories celebrate people for their individuality and the characters and stories are relatable for the audience, relevant and modern. For more information on the SRC website or download the leaflet.

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