Set your imagination free these school holidays with the annual Summer Reading Club’s Heroes and Villains theme.
The program kicked off on 1st December at the Forbes Library and online. Created for children and young people aged 6 to 17, the Summer Reading Club is a free national program to instill a love of libraries and reading. This year’s Heroes and Villains theme allows participants to explore the conventions associated with super and everyday heroes — and their villainous counterparts — through a range of exciting interactive reading activities and games.
Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said it was important to keep young minds switched on over the summer holiday period. “Stories have the power to help children develop ideas and imagine what might be possible – exactly what we want for our entrepreneurs of tomorrow,” she said. More than 48,000 children registered with the Summer Reading Club last year, reading around 333,000 in the summer.
To join the Club, register online at summerreadingclub.org.au or into the Forbes Library. They have some stickers, tattoos and bookmarks to give away too. The Summer Reading Club will run until 31st January 2017.