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Whitsunday Libraries are inviting children and families to discover underwater worlds, alternate universes and many more exciting adventures by participating in the Summer Reading Club activities being delivered from 1 December 2015 to 31 January 2016.
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.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said this year’s Summer Reading Club is all about discovery and giving young readers an opportunity to delve into science, historical and fantasy fiction.
“There’s also a range of online activities to keep young readers inspired throughout the holidays as well as some exciting prizes up for grabs,” Mayor Whitney said.
Activities include searching for answers to Encyclopaedia Britannica’s sponsored quiz, craft story endings to Paul Collins and Allison Tate’s story starters, share your book raves or artwork and lots more.
Mayor Whitney said readers can also meet 21 of Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators online and preview their newly released titles.
The Summer Reading Club is delivered nationally, giving participants the opportunity to connect with readers’ right across the country. Last year over 41,000 Australian children registered for the Summer Reading Club and collectively read more than 267,000 books.
Children can join in the fun at and 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 2016 will be eligible to go into a draw for a prize to be drawn at each library branch. The draw will take place on 3 February, 2016.
For more information contact your local library:
• Bowen Library Phone 4761 3670• Collinsville Library Phone 4785 5366• Cannonvale Library Phone 4946 1366 • Proserpine Library Phone 4945 0275