Stockport’s Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The Reading Agency and Libraries present Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

Stockport Libraries and Information are sending a shout out to children in Stockport to sign up to the free and exciting Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge and read any six library books this summer to receive a medal and certificate.

Children’s literacy skills traditionally dip over the summer holidays and the annual Summer Reading Challenge aims to address this by encouraging 4-11 year olds reading over the summer with games, competitions and fun activities.

This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, celebrating 80 years of the Beano comic.

As part of the reading challenge Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

To take part in the free Reading Challenge all children need to do is to head to their local library to sign up and they will be given a collector folder to collect stickers and keep a record of their reading journey.

After reading 6 books children get a medal and certificate with their name on presented to them in the library. Their name is put on a roll of honour to be sent to schools in September.
Every child that reads 6 books will be entered into a prize draw in their library area to win a bag of books or family tickets to Stockport Children's Book Awards Ceremony later on in the year.

Mischief Makers will be launched in libraries across Stockport on 21st July 2018 and runs until 8th September 2018.
There is a whole programme of events and activities planned at Stockport libraries for families over the summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge. Just contact your local library or visit to find out how to take part.

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps children keep track of their reading all year round, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.

Cllr Elise Wilson, Stockport Council’s Cabinet member who has responsibility for Libraries said:

“We know how important it is for children to keep reading over the summer holidays so that they keep their literacy levels up. We know from previous years that thousands of children across Stockport sign up and have lots of fun taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. This year we hope the wonderful characters of Denis the Menace and Gnasher will inspire more children than ever to take part and make use of their local Stockport library throughout the summer and beyond."

Stockport Libraries will also be running the inter school competition again this year, with trophies for the school with the highest percentage of children completing the challenge in each library area. The Stockport Summer Reading Challenge cup will be awarded to the school who has the highest percentage of children complete the Challenge. Last year this was won by St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Marple Bridge.

To keep up to date with Summer Reading Challenge events and other Library events visit the Council Events web page or follow Stockport Libraries on Facebook and on twitter @SMBC_libraries

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