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Beano characters and Loki the Naughty Norse in summer reading events

PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:30 18 July 2018

Beano characters feature in summer reading activities. Photo: Norfolk Library Service

Beano characters feature in summer reading activities. Photo: Norfolk Library Service

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Children’s comic The Beano is being used to inspire children to keep up their reading over the summer holidays.

Beano characters feature in summer reading activities. Photo: Norfolk Library ServiceBeano characters feature in summer reading activities. Photo: Norfolk Library Service

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge in Norfolk’s libraries is called Mischief Makers.

Children will get to explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers.

Norfolk County Council, which is behind the summer scheme, says Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

The challenge launches at libraries across Norfolk.

The Mischief Makers event taking place at Diss Library is a free and fun workshop all about Loki the Naughty Norse, including art activities exploring Norse mythology, and the chance to become one of Loki’s mischief makers, on August 21 (2pm-4pm).

Jan Holden, head of the county council’s library and information service, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a hugely successful programme and this year’s theme, featuring well-loved characters from The Beano, is particularly engaging for children and adults alike.”

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