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Well done to all the children who completed Mischief Makers or ImagiNation this summer. We had over six and a half thousand children take part this year, and are still counting up children who are finishing the challenges. Our star library was Cambridge Central where over 700 children signed up for Mischief Makers!

Award ceremonies are now taking place across our libraries to present medals and certificates to all the children who completed the challenge. If you have still to tell your library about the books the children have read – pop down in the next few days and you should still be in time for them to receive a medal and certificate, or be entered into the prize draw for ImagiNation!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children can sign up at their local library, then read six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

This year’s theme was ‘Mischief Makers’, in partnership with The Beano. Children explored a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become an ultimate mischief maker!  There was a medal and certificate for all children who read 6 books to complete the challenge.

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Imagination Reading Challenge for young people

The ImagiNATION Reading Challenge was designed especially for 10-18 year olds, to encourage them to create an ‘artistic reaction’ to the books they read.

All young people who complete will automatically entered into our Prize Draw!

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Summer Reading Challenge statistics

The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children across the country into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Last year over 102,500 children took part across the East of England. 

Summer Reading Challenge infographic

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