|The free Summer Reading Club is held every year for children up to the age of 16 who can read independently. Club members are asked to write down the names of books they read and they can then go into the draw to win prizes. The more books members read the more times they can enter the draw. |
The Club was launched on 1 December 2011 and is running until 25 January 2012, culminating with a big party at Clarinda Community Centre where the prizes will be drawn. The party is set to include a drumming workshop with special guest performers, “One Africa”.
Tthe Summer Reading Club Program is an annual event designed to encourage independent readers to keep reading over the holiday period.
With over 370 children joining the Summer Reading Club this Year, we estimate that more than 3700 books have been read or roughly 170,000 pages, which is a fantastic result.
The Summer Reading Club is organised by the Kingston Information and Library Service and the Australian Library and Information Association.
The Mordialloc-Mentone Lions Club has generously supported the 2011/12 Summer Reading Club.
This year is the National Year of Reading, which aims to encourage children to read, improve literacy and help keen readers find new sources of inspiration. Reading is being celebrated nationwide by every state and public library.
Kingston will be running a wide variety of programs for both adults and children during the National Year of Reading and we hope to see you and your families at some fantastic events at our libraries over the year.
More details will be announced on 14 February 2012 when the program will be launched.
Other summer activities at Kingston Libraries include an author talk by June Loves, writer of the brand new sequel to The Shelly Beach Writer’s Group.
June Loves, writer of the brand new sequel to The Shelly Beach Writer’s Group
6.30pm, Tuesday 21 February 2012, at Cheltenham Library
Festival by the Sea is the continuing story of Gina, a 50-something corporate high-flier who has gone for a sea change to Shelly Beach. With a brilliant new job offer she’s ready to re-join the rat race, but first she has to direct the next Shelly Beach Writer’s Festival.
To book a spot at the author talk, or to find out more information about the events on offer this summer at Kingston Libraries, please call 1300 135 668 or visit any Kingston Library branch.
Information about all Library programs is also available fromhttp://library.kingston.vic.gov.au andhttp://www.kingstonlibraries.net.