Join the Summer Reading Club wild adventure
  • Thursday 04 December 2014

The Summer Reading Club invites children to dodge danger, outwit their arch nemesis and journey beyond their wildest imagination with their favourite stories available from their Sunshine Coast Council library branch.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said last year more than 35,000 children and young people across Australia participated in the Summer Reading Club and over 260,000 books were read.

“We invite children to become part of 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 exploring and discovering new worlds, new lands and new people.

“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.

“From 13 December children are required to read five items of their choice over the summer holidays – these include books, magazines, comics, eBooks - then they complete the reading log and hand it in to their local library by 5pm Monday, January 19, 2015.

“This year there are five fantastic prize packs up for grabs including a massive book voucher, Adventure Time pack, LEGO Minecraft micro worlds, Craft pack and an Alpha Maze marble run,” Cr McKay said.

Children are also encouraged to check the specially created Summer Reading Club website to find loads more  stuff to win. Create stories, meet a celebrity author online or post your art to the website. There are some really cool prizes including iPods, iPad mini and Adventure prize packs. There will also be mystery prizes and other incentives for children along the way and winners will be notified by the end of January 2015.

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.

Be sure to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Club and head to council’s library website for full details.