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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.

Theme

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. 

 

Select a date from the calendar. 

Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 23 July  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 24 July  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 25 July  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 26 July  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischievous Craft Special: Origami Mice Free

Lewisham Library 26 July 2pm to 3pm

Fold these rodents to freak your parents out!

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Dodger Dog Returns to Deptford!

The Library at Deptford Lounge 26 July 2.30PM to 3.30PM

A Book Launch with Special Guest

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 27 July  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Beano Paper Planes Craft Club Free

Downham Library 28 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

Summer Reading Challenge craft club special!

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Craft Club Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 28 July 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Mischievous Craft Special: Dennis and Gnasher Masks Free

Lewisham Library 28 July 2pm to 3pm

Disguise yourself as a master of mischief.

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 30 July  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 31 July  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 1 August  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischief Makers Summer Film Club Free

Downham Library 1 August 12.30PM to 2.30PM

Mischievious films for the Summer Reading Challenge.

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 2 August  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Mischievous Craft Special: Disgusting Bookmarks Free

Lewisham Library 2 August 2pm to 3pm

Spice up your reading with a gross monster between the pages.

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Dodger Dog Returns! Free

Downham Library 2 August 2pm to 3.30PM

Suitable for children aged 3 to 6 years and their families

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Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt Free

Downham Library 3 August  12 noon to 1pm

Hunt for Mischief Makers around the library!

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Horrid Henry Mischief Makers Craft Club Free

Downham Library 4 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Summer Reading Challenge craft club special!

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Summer Reading Challenge Author Letter Writing Club - Francesca Simon Free

Downham Library 4 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Mischief Maker Apprecation! Write to Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon

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