Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Saturday 14 July - Saturday 8 September 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge is an immensely popular and successful reading initiative.

It is created and run by the Reading Agency, an independent charity working to inspire more people to read, and to read more, and is supported by children's publishers.

The Summer Reading Challenge is simple. Children are encouraged to read six books or more of their choice during the holidays with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate for every child who completes the Challenge. 0 - 3 year olds can also take part in a mini-Summer Reading Challenge.

This year's Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, so come and join us for pranks galore and a ton of fun this summer!  

From Monday 30 July to Sunday 5 August why not bring your favourite joke or prank to your local library and help us compile our very own joke book. 

Or from Monday 13 August to Sunday 19 August come dressed as your favourite Beano character or use our props, take a selfie with our selfie frame and post your pictures on Social Media.

Plus throughout the duration of the Summer Reading Challenge you can collect special stickers to help find the mysterious buried treasure. Follow clues to explore your very own collector’s map of Beanotown; meeting Dennis, Gnasher and friends along the way. 


What's On

Tricky Tricksters & Popular Pranksters!

Sat 14 Jul, 11am, Luton Central Library & 2pm Leagrave Library

Insightful trickster tales re-imagined for the 21st century.

Age guidance: 5+


Animal Edutainment 

Mon 23 - Fri 27 Jul, various times, Leagrave Library, Stopsley Library, Marsh Farm Library, Lewsey Library & Luton Central Library

From cute to gross, come and meet some of Beanotowns more unusual inhabitants. Learn all about them and handle them, if you dare!

Age guidance: 5+


Mischief Makers Comic Workshop 

Mon 6 Aug, 9.30am, Leagrave Library & 2pm, Luton Central Library

Learn how to create your own comic books, cartoons and lots of other graphic ways of telling stories.

Age guidance: 8+


Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief 

Thu 23 Aug, 10am, Leagrave Library, 11.30am, Luton Central Library & 2pm, Stopsley Library

An interactive story session from Dan McGarry, expect lots of hats, wigs and general chaos as Dan shares stories from The Beano

Age guidance: 6+ (Please note, this event is unsuitable for very young children)


Summer Reading Challenge Celebration 

Tue 28 Aug - Sun 2 Sep, All Luton Library branches, please check your local library for opening hours.

A free celebratory event for those taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Join us for a whole host of fun activities for all the family.  

Age guidance: Suitable for school aged children.


Don't forget to check out your local library for more information on the fun activities happening during the holidays.