Stay cool at li­brary’s fun Sum­mer Read­ing Club

Central Telegraph - - NEWS - — Glen Por­te­ous

WHAT cooler way is there to spend a sum­mer hol­i­day than re­lax­ing in air con­di­tion­ing read­ing a book.

That’s ex­actly what school stu­dents can do at Ba­nana Shire Li­braries with the Sum­mer Read­ing Club.

Get along to your lo­cal li­brary, reg­is­ter to par­tic­i­pate, dec­o­rate your own cal­ico li­brary bag, re­ceive your read­ing log and ac­tiv­ity book­let.

Or, sign up on­line at www.sum­mer­read­ing club.org.au.

One fam­ily tak­ing ad­van­tage of the Biloela li­brary SRC was the Burl­ing fam­ily with mum Leonie and her four chil­dren, Alice, Ari­enna, Da­man and Emaya.

“We love the li­brary here and they have a great choice of books to choose from,” Leonie said.

“I en­cour­age the chil­dren to read a lot and not use elec­tronic tech­nol­ogy.

“We en­joy the cool en­vi­ron­ment here and the staff here are al­ways help­ful and lovely.”

Di­rec­tor of coun­cil ser­vices Tom Up­ton said the theme for 2018 was Cu­ri­ous Crea­tures. The club started on De­cem­ber 8 and con­tin­ues to Jan­uary 25.

He en­cour­aged kids to par­tic­i­pate.

“The Sum­mer Read­ing Club is a na­tional an­nual pro­gram de­liv­ered in li­braries and on­line that aims to en­cour­age a con­tin­ued love of read­ing and on­go­ing multi-lit­er­acy skills devel­op­ment among chil­dren and young peo­ple dur­ing the Christ­mas hol­i­day break,” Mr Up­ton said.

There will be a wrap party for those who hand in a com­pleted read­ing log on Fe­bru­ary 2 at 10am in the Biloela Li­brary.

PHOTO: GLEN POR­TE­OUS

RE­LAX: The Burlings make the most of the Sum­mer Read­ing Club.

PHOTO: GLEN POR­TE­OUS

STO­RY­TIME: Brock Thorpe meets Santa at the Biloela Li­brary this week.

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