Summer Reading Club is back and better

Published 9:00am 23 November 2023

Summer Reading Club is back and better
Words by Nadia Chapman

City of Moreton Bay’s Summer Reading Club is returning for all ages due to popular demand.

With 4940 children in Moreton Bay reading 25,000 books during last year’s Summer Reading Club, Moreton Bay Libraries decided to open this year's club for everyone to enjoy. 

Mayor Peter Flannery says it is a great way to encourage reading over the summer holidays.

“Summer Reading Club is free to join and a fun way to encourage the whole family to spend more time with a good book during the school holidays,” Mayor Flannery says.

“Running from December 1, 2023 until January 31, 2024, all you need to do is track every three hours of reading.

“All types of reading count, whether it’s a novel, comic book, recipe or even the back of a cereal box!

Not only is the reading club an all-ages event, but students are encouraged to participate and include the name of their school in the sign-up form, which contributes to the winning school being awarded with a trophy for the highest number of participants.

“There are lots of book vouchers to win and a weekly prize draw, plus if you add in the name of your school, there’s a trophy for the school with the highest number of participants,” Mayor Flannery says.

“Adults will also get bonus points when they read to their children as they can log that time as well.

“Adding to the fun, participants can travel around the City of Moreton Bay, with a special adventure map that takes you to our art galleries and museums, where you can also discover our fantastic summer exhibitions.

“City of Moreton Bay libraries are constantly promoting the importance of recreational reading and our libraries have an extensive collection of books for all reading levels and interests, with friendly staff happy to provide expert reading suggestions.”

To participate, sign up online or visit your nearest library.

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