Lewisham Council - Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading challenge aimed at 4–11-year-olds

Throughout the summer there are free themed children's activities in our libraries. To keep up to date, sign up for children's activities by email.

How to take part

The summer reading challenge is free and this year starts on Saturday 14 July. All you need to take part is a library card, which you can get by joining any library in the borough.

About the challenge

  • Children aged 4–11 are asked to read six books of their choice over the summer holiday.
  • For each book they read, they collect stickers and rewards.
  • When they have completed the challenge, they get a medal.


This year's theme is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children's title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2018. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help.

Throughout the summer there will be free Mischief Maker activities in our libraries. Look out for more details. 


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