Scare up a Good Book during the school holidays at the Bingara and Warialda libraries

December 15, 2010

About 40,000 children across Australia will hear things that go ‘bump in the night’ thanks to their local library.

Gwydir Libraries will join public libraries from Broome to Hobart in celebrating everything that is scary and creepy in children’s literature for this year’s Scare up a Good Book! Summer Reading Club Program. The Program begins on January 4, 2011 with special events planned at both libraries.

“The Summer Reading Club extends across the holidays to promote reading and reading-related activities to children aged 3 to 12 via their local libraries and a dedicated website”.

Residents of outer villages and remote areas are encouraged to contact the libraries if their children are unable to attend sessions and staff will arrange summer reading club via mail”  Tim Cox, Manager of Library Services, said today.

The Summer Reading Club 2011 program, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association, is the fourth year the program has been national.

It has grown out of the traditional state-based programs and is based upon significant input from dedicated children’s librarians who volunteer to develop resources to promote the value of reading and literacy.

“Public libraries are essential to the national effort to improve literacy skills in the community and this program is a great example of a program that improves skills through fun activities”.

For more information on the national Summer Reading Club Program contact Bingara library on 67242064/ Warialda Library on 67291505 or alternatively email the council.