With a double pass to Altina Wildlife Park on the line young readers will be racing through the pages as Griffith City Library’s launches its summer reading club.
With this year being the 15th year the reading club has run at Griffith City Library, people and programs team leader Abby Molloy said she is hoping to beat last year’s participation of 150 children.
Registrations are open with a reading club pack available at the library containing a log book and everything you need to get started.
“It’s a personal achievement for each of the kids to see how many books they can read, and give them personal incentives along the way,” Ms Molloy said.
“They are encouraged to read at their level and once they get 10 books on their log they come in and get it signed by the library, then they come get a prize which is themed, this year’s theme is curious creatures.”
Other activities will also be held at the Library throughout the school holidays including Wednesday workshops and a bird feeder building session on January 9.
A party marking the end of the summer reading club will also be held on January 23 featuring pizza, fruit, drinks and a movie screening.
“I guess the benefit of the summer reading club is going back to school the children will not have had a big gap in their literacy and hopefully they will reap the benefits for that in the coming school year,” Ms Molloy said.
“We encourage parents to read to their children or to come along to our story time sessions so that they can see the fun side of reading.”
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