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Summer Reading Challenge

Come along to a library near you this summer and join the Summer Reading Challenge. We're celebrating 80 years of The Beano and this year’s theme is Mischief Makers.


Children of all ages can take part – all they have to do is read 6 library books of their choice, explore a map of Beanotown, and have fun collecting stickers. Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve the clues to discover the mysterious buried treasure.

At the end of the reading adventure, children who have completed the challenge will get a medal and certificate to celebrate their achievement.

Following the grand launch at Chesterfield Library on Saturday 14 July 2018, there will be events in libraries throughout the summer

See details of events we're holding.

Have fun becoming ultimate Mischief Makers, keep reading, and enjoy!

More information, suggested books to read and activities for children to join in with are available on the official Summer Reading Challenge website.

- Dennis the Menace image ©DC Thomson Ltd (2018)