Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency and Southend Libraries present Mischief Makers: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Join in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries | 21st July - 1st September 2018

Taking part is easy and it’s totally free. Children aged 4 years+ just read 6 or more books from their library during the summer holiday.

It’s great fun and children return to school after the summer break as more fluent, confident and happy readers.

How it works:

  • Choose your books from any part of the Children’s Library
  • On your next visit talk to us about one of the books you have read
  • If you like, write a review of one other book or draw a picture
  • Collect stickers but watch out, some of them are smelly!
  • Look online for recommended books to read, take part in competitions or play games 
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy your holiday reading!

 Awards for reading:

  • On joining: Joiner sticker
  • 1st book: Beanotown Map and sticker
  • 2nd book: Sticker
  • 3rd book: Sticker
  • 4th book: Colour-in Glasses and Sticker
  • 5th book: Sticker
  • 6th book: Sticker, Certificate, Gold Medal and Swimming Voucher
  • Plus Free Entry into Prize Draw for: Southend United Tickets, Adventure Island Ticket, and Cliffs Pavilion Pantomime Ticket

Early Sign-up Saturday 14th to Friday 20th July. Free prize draw for £5.00 Book Token!

You can join in the Southend Libraries Summer Read Launch Event: Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief. From the book by Nigel Auchterlounie with Storytellerand Mischief Maker John Kirk. A fantastical adventure with your favourite Beano characters.

Summer Reading Challenge Branch Opening times:

Kent Elms Library:

Monday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 10am to 12.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm

Leigh Library:

Monday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday: 10am to 12.30pm
Thursday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm

Shoeburyness Library:

Monday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday: 10am to 12.30pm
Thursday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm

Southchurch Library:

Monday: 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm

Southend Forum:

Monday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm

Westcliff Library:

Monday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm

Page last updated: 24/07/2018