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Posted on: 24 November, 2014

Choose your own adventure at Whitsunday Regional Libraries this summer

Whitsunday Regional Libraries invites children to join in the adventure by participating in Summer
Reading Club activities being delivered from 1 December 2014 to 31st January 2015.

Whitsunday Regional Libraries invites children to join in the adventure by participating in Summer Reading Club activities being delivered from 1 December 2014 to 31st January 2015.

Mayor Jenny Whitney said the Summer Reading Club is a free online and in-library holiday
program, run in partnership with State Library of Queensland and the Australian Library andInformation Association.

“This year, the Summer Reading Club is all about adventure, dodging danger, outwitting arch
nemeses and journeying beyond your wildest imagination is at the heart of the local SummerReading Club programming,” she said.

“To help launch our Summer Reading Club this year The Fabulous Lemondrops will perform their ‘Let’s Get Reading’ show at all four Whitsunday libraries on Monday 1st December and Tuesday 2nd December.

“There are lots of activities online too and the opportunity to win great prizes, from an online
scavenger hunt with Encyclopaedia Britannica, to Word Hunting What Happens Next story writing with Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne, there is so much to do.

“The Summer Reading Club is delivered nationally, giving participants the opportunity to connectwith children right across the country.

Last year 34,576 Australian children registered for the Summer Reading Club and collectively read more than 230,000 books.

To join in the fun just register at any Whitsunday Regional Library or online at www.summerreadingclub.org.au

Children will receive an activity pack which includes an activity booklet and reading log to recordthe books they read during the holidays.

There will be prizes drawn at each branch for children who complete and return their reading logs by the 31 January. The draw will take place on the 4th February, 2015.

The Fabulous Lemondrops will perform their ‘Let’s Get Reading Show’ on:

1st December at Bowen Library and the Collinsville Community Centre
2nd December at Proserpine Library and Cannonvale Library

For more information contact your local library:

Bowen Library Phone 4761 3670Collinsville Library Phone 4785 5366
Cannonvale Library Phone 4946 1366Proserpine Library Phone 4945 0275

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