Beat the heat with Council's Summer Reading program
Posted on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011
There’ll be no excuse for boredom these Christmas holidays, I’m inviting Brisbane children to grab a book and take part in Council libraries’ Summer Reading program.
The popular program is a great way to get younger children hooked on reading and learning and is another instance of action by the current Council administration to honour our commitment to ensure Brisbane is an inclusive, accessible city.
Our youngest residents are our future world leaders and we want to make sure Council is giving Brisbane kids every opportunity to broaden their knowledge and have some fun over the summer holidays.
Kicking off on December 10 until January 22, the children’s literacy program is designed to encourage children under the age of 12 to read throughout their December-January school holidays.
Summer Reading events and activities include children’s pantomimes, creative writing, craft workshops, magic shows, movies, X-Box Challenge, a spooky dress-up evening and more.
The program is now being delivered in its ninth consecutive year.
Participating in Council’s Summer Reading program is a great, inexpensive way to keep the kids entertained, and out of the heat, over the summer holidays.
The program helps children maintain or improve their literacy levels; however, it is also lots of fun – as thousands of previous Summer Readers will testify.
The Summer Reading program encourages children to read by awarding them different stickers each time they attend a library event or read a book.
Once children have collected enough stickers to complete their Licence to Read, they will receive a prize for their efforts.
The cost is free, although library membership is required to participate.
Our local Hamilton Library has an extensive holiday schedule of events and encourages parents to phone the Library on 3403 1050 or visit the community calendar section of this website for further information.