Will you be a Summer Reading Club hero or a villain?
  • Friday 18 November 2016
ImageThroughout December and January you can decide whether you want to be a hero or a villain through the annual Summer Reading Club at your local Sunshine Coast Council library.

Led by the State Library of Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association and other state and public libraries, the Australian Summer Reading Club is an annual program that aims to encourage a continued love of reading and ongoing multi-literacy skills development among children and young people during the summer holidays.

To join the Summer Reading Club fun, children simply need to read five items of their choice over the summer holidays – this includes books, magazines, comics and e-books. Then they complete the reading log and hand it in to your local library by 5pm Monday, January 16, 2017 – it’s that easy!

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said last year more than 41,000 children and young people across Australia participated in the Summer Reading Club reading more than 260,000 books.

“My grandchildren will be definitely joining the growing Summer Reading Club community that is reaching across Australia,” Cr McKay said.

“This Summer’s Club is packed full of adventurous things – everything about super powers, dastardly villains and flying heroes.”

Summer Reading Club kicks off on December 1. Check the Summer Reading Club website www.summerreadingclub.org.au to find out about the prizes to be won and activities including creating stories, meeting a celebrity author online and much more.

There will also be mystery prizes and other incentives along the way with winners to be notified at the end of January 2017.

It is easy to enter - just register in person at any Sunshine Coast Library or Mobile Library, or complete the online registration form on council’s library website or call 5475 8989.