Fifty-five children participated in the Summer Reading Club, reading at least ten books each. Some have read significantly more than that, with a combined total of over 1000 books read so far.
One girl has even created her own charity fundraiser reading project after being inspired by the program.
Forty-one attended the finale with their parents, with activities including making marshmallow snowmen, alfoil sculptures, races with cotton wool stuck to their noses with Vaseline, badgemaking, face painting and Splash Theatre’s Mr Badger telling stories from Wind in the Willows.
We gave out lots of prizes for best book review, best costume and raffle draws. Staff enjoyed dressing up as much as the children but the winner was our Little Emperor.
It was a great night, which the children and parents really enjoyed and appreciated.
We’re having a short break from our School Holiday programs at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun at the Library!
If you like books, you’ll love the Summer Reading Club. The theme this year is The Amazing Read and all you have to do is read ten books, grab a reading log or book review sheet next time you’re in the Library and tell us about what you’re reading. You can enter as many times as you like for more chances to win great prizes.
Need a break from reading? Try our School Holiday Trails. Find the fake books, fill in the answers and receive a prize at the Information Desk once you’re finished.
For more information about any of these activities see our School Holiday Program.
Check out the photos (see the Flickr box, left) of the Summer Reading Club Scare up a good book finale, where over 60 children and their parents celebrated the books that have been read over the school holidays. Highlights were the fantastic scary costumes worn by the kids (and staff), and the Monsters Aren’t Real puppet show by Sue Harris. I think the Pin-the-Spider-on-the-Web game was a hit, as well as the face painting, witches brew trail and craft activities.
The top three readers from the Summer Reading Club are about to be determined, and they will be invited to a special afternoon tea with Mayor Miriam Smith, and receive their book voucher prizes from www.TheNile.com.
Well done to all participants, and thanks for joining in our party!