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Children can get into mischief without getting into trouble

By Mary Wells

Heswall, Pensby and Bebington libraries are the places to take children if they’d like to sign up for a bit of mischief and inspiring fun during the summer holidays.

The libraries are inviting youngsters aged 4 to 11 to accept the Summer Reading Challenge organised by national charity The Reading Agency.

All they have to do is borrow and read six books during the coming weeks.

The theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano and the legendary Dennis the Menace. The Beano is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary.

Dennis and Gnasher

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 Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.

By adding these stickers to their map, 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, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library where they will be given their colourful collector’s map to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.