On Monday the Mischief Makers Summer Reading challenge will be launched in Halewood Library and across the UK. The scheme, organised by British libraries and the Reading Agency, aims to encourage children from up and down the country to get into reading over the summer holidays by challenging them to read one of the hundreds of great books in their collection.
It’s a great way to keep children reading in the school holidays, with a massive range of titles aimed at all ages. Local Labour council candidate Gary See and I went to Halewood Library to donate some books and find out what our librarians are doing to promote the challenge to young people and get them visiting their local library.
At a time when our libraries are under threat from Tory cuts, its great to see the hard work that our librarians do in keeping them going. Campaigns like Mischief Makers are essential for encouraging the next generation of readers to take advantage of all the great books on offer.