Young readers encouraged to take part in summer challenge

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Moray libraries are encouraging young readers with a summer challenge

‘MISCHIEF makers’ are being encouraged to take on the challenge of reading six books this summer.

As part of the summer reading challenge, which this year is called Mischief Makers, all children are being encouraged to visit Moray libraries to embark on the Beano-themed task.

Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find a hidden treasure chest full of pranks and become ultimate mischief makers! As children read library books for the challenge they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells. By adding these stickers to their maps, young readers will help Dennis, Gnasher and friends solve clues and discover the treasure, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

To take part in Mischief Makers, children need to sign up at their nearest library where they will be given a colourful collector’s map of Beanotown to keep a record of their Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge journey.

The challenge is already under way at libraries in Moray, and runs until 25 August.

Moray Council Senior Librarian, Jane Sandell, said the children she has spoken to about the challenge are full of enthusiasm for reading.

“There’s still an idea that children don’t read anymore; I can assure you that that’s just not true. I’ve had great fun talking with children about their favourite books and sharing recommendations.

“There’s lots of excitement about the Summer Reading Challenge and everyone seems to love this year’s Beano theme.”