Young children 'make mischief' in Kent libraries

Contributed by editor on Jul 08, 2018 - 10:30 AM


Children aged 4-11 are invited to “make mischief” as they join the Summer Reading Challenge in all Kent’s libraries, between 14 July and 15 September.

The theme for 2018 is Mischief Makers, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano.

To take part in the challenge, all children will need to do is sign up at their nearest library.


They can then take part in the challenge will follow clues to explore their colourful collector’s map of Beanotown, meeting Dennis, Gnasher and friends along the way.

As children read library 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.

Mischief Makers will celebrate adventure, friendship, reading and fun and is a must for all children who want to live in the moment and be themselves.

When they have completed the challenge by reading six books they will receive a medal and a certificate.

There is a whole programme of events and activities planned for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge. Contact your local library or go to  to find out more.

Last year more than 18,000 children in Kent took part in the Animal Agents project.

One parent wrote subsequently: “This was great for both my daughters. My eight-year-old discovered new authors as a result and my five-year-old has moved up two reading levels due to her summer reading”.

Further information on this year’s challenge can be found at

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