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Whitsunday Regional Libraries invites children and families to discover heroes, villains, sidekicks and more by participating in the Summer Reading Club activities being delivered from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017.
The Summer Reading Club is a free online and in-library holiday program, run in partnership with State Library of Queensland, the Australian Library and Information Association, and the Australian Public Library Alliance.
This year, the Summer Reading Club is all about exploring the themes and conventions associated with super and everyday heroes, and their villainous counterparts. Young readers will be encouraged to engage with a variety of traditional and non-traditional heroes and heroines by exploring a variety of genres and participating in local program activities.
The fun continues online with plenty of opportunities to keep young readers inspired throughout the holidays, and with great prizes up for grabs! Blog with Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs and popular children’s author, Deborah Abela, search for answers to Encyclopaedia Britannica’s sponsored quiz, craft a What Happens Next story ending to Mick Elliot’s story starter, share your book raves and artwork, and lots more.
The Summer Reading Club is delivered nationally, giving participants the opportunity to connect with reader’s right across the country. Last year over 48,000 Australian children registered for the Summer Reading Club and collectively read more than 333,000 books.
To join in the fun children can register at any Whitsunday Regional Library or online at www.summerreadingclub.org.au
Children will receive an activity pack which includes an activity booklet and reading log to record the books they read during the holidays.
All children who register at their local library before the 31st January 2017 will be eligible to go into a draw for a prize to be drawn at each branch. The draw will take place on the 3rd February 2017.
To find out what Summer Reading Club activities are happening this school holidays contact your local library:
Bowen Library Phone 4761 3670Collinsville Library Phone 4785 5366Cannonvale Library Phone 4946 1366 Proserpine Library Phone 4945 0275
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