CALLING all Fife mischief makers! To celebrate 80 years of The Beano, this year’s Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge with The Reading Agency celebrates all things mischievous with its mischief making theme.

And libraries in Cardenden and Lochgelly will be getting a visit on Tuesday July10.

All 35 ONFife library branches, plus mobile libraries will take part in the Summer Reading Challenge with children getting to read six books over the summer period, receiving prizes at every stage and a Mischief Makers medal and certificate on completion.

As well as this, they will have lots of activities taking place in libraries over the summer featuring plenty of obligatory mischief for the children of Fife to enjoy.

Sabrina Maguire, Service Development Officer (Young People) said: “We are delighted and excited to be involved in this year’s Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland with The Reading Agency. The Mischief Makers theme is a perfect way to celebrate 80 years of Beanotown and, being so close to the home of The Beano, we are looking forward to a summer filled with fun and mischief in Fife libraries!

"Children can sign up in their local ONFife library from now to read six books over the summer holidays collecting comical prizes along the way (did someone say whoopee cushion?!).

“We will also have mischievous events and activities happening in all our libraries, including comic making workshops to create your very own Beano style character! Fife children are already responding really well to the challenge so we encourage everyone to get reading – novels, audio books, joke books, graphic novels – whatever they like!”

The Summer Reading Challenge is already open for registrations. Crash, bang, POW – register now!

Giveaways and prizes-to fit with the mischievous and fun theme, staff have some great goodies to give away this year!

At joining, kids will receive a Beanotown map to record all their books and collect buried treasure sticker clues at every visit, a bookmark and bonus Beano colour-in glasses for the first 100 at every branch.

At their first completion stage, they will receive a whoopee cushion and Beanotown map stickers.

At their second completion stage, they will receive a slinky/rainbow springy.

At their last completion stage, they will receive an emoji stress ball and a Beano wristband. They will also get medals and certificates on completion!

To encourage kids to sign up early we have two giant comic caper beanbags – one for area north and one for area south. All children who register before July 14 and go on to complete the challenge will be entered into a draw to win one of these.

There will also be a Book Week Scotland author visit prize for one lucky mischief maker! All completed challenge participants will be entered into a draw to have an author visit to their school!