Mischief Makers - Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The Reading Agency and Nottingham City Libraries bring you the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge.

There are plenty of pranks and a ton of fun waiting for you at your local library as Dennis, Gnasher and friends invite you to set off on a hunt for Beanotown’s famous buried treasure!

Don’t be bored over the summer come and join in the fun at your local library!

Did you know?

Children’s reading can dip over the summer holiday period. We all know the more children read the better they get at it, however, reading for pleasure is just as important as learning to read. With access to thousands of books, fiction or non-fiction, advice on hand about what to read and free reservations for children, libraries can help to bridge the gap in a child’s reading during the summer months. The Summer Reading Challenge gives a child a reason to read, offering incentives along the way…. whether your child is learning to read or already can read, why not join in the fun!

Are you up for the challenge

To take part all you have to do is read 6 library books over the summer holiday period. It’s FREE to join too! The only rule is they have to be library books! You can read anything and that means ANYTHING: picture books, fact books or stories from your favourite authors.

Take your library card along with you and ask a staff member to join. Fill out a registration card and choose some books. As you return books you will start to receive incentives, a collector’s card and stickers. If you read all six books you will get invited to a medal ceremony where you will be presented with a medal.


The fun begins on 14 July and runs until 1 September 2018. You can visit the library any time during this period to sign up and take part.

Why not visit the library during our Summer Holiday Activity programme when you can take part in fun activities too? See the link at the bottom of the page for full details of what’s happening.

Going away on Holiday

Don’t worry you don’t have to visit the library every week to take part. You could visit before you go AND when you come back!

Mischief Makers website

See the links at the bottom of the page to check out the fantastic Mischief Makers website. You can get help to find the best book to read using the Book Sorter, ask questions about the challenges and play games. This year there are special codes on the stickers to unlock exciting games!

How Schools can get Involved

Schools can help by promoting their local library and encouraging children to take part. Why not visit our School Information page where you can download an assembly pack and more information.

©DC Thomson Ltd (2018).

Related Pages

Parents’ information page

Schools’ information page

Summer activities programme


Mischief Makers webpage

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