Afternoon tea with the Mayor

You may remember our post about our Summer Reading Club program over the holidays. Participants up to eighteen years old were encouraged to read (or be read to) a minimum of 10 books over the summer school holidays.  The program aims to make reading fun and entertaining for everyone, particularly averse readers. The Library rewarded everyone who participated in the program by throwing a Grand Finale event on Wednesday 23 January. Over the school holidays we received 127 reading logs and 12 book reviews, covering an outstanding 1,282 books!

On Monday 18 February the top seven participants who submitted the most book logs or the most creative book reviews attended an afternoon tea with Mayor Miriam Smith.

Mayor Miriam Smith and Summer Reading Club book log and review finalists

Each finalist and their family received a $20 Nile book voucher, a Summer Reading Club pack and additional prizes before helping themselves to drinks and nibbles. Mayor Miriam Smith, along with the Library’s Children’s Services Officer Holly Marling, congratulated each finalist for continuing their journey into the magical world of books and participating in our program. The Mayor extended her recognition to the participants’ families for supporting their children’s development and fostering a passion for books, reading, literature and their public library.

The Summer Reading Club encourages children to continue reading and writing during the school holidays and to explore the amazing world of books. For more information about the Summer Reading Club please visit their website  and look out for our next Summer Reading Club Program during the December/January school holidays.