Gold Coast kids enjoy 10,664 books throughout summer

16 February 2017

More than 2000 Gold Coast children read 10,664 books over summer as part of the City Libraries’ Summer Reading Club.

Mayor Tom Tate today extended a City-wide ‘high-five’ to all participants for their outstanding efforts over the past two months.

“What a great effort by our young Gold Coasters. Thanks to everyone who registered in the Summer Reading Club, you should feel very proud,” he said.

The club is designed to keep kids reading over their long summer holiday to help maintain and enhance their reading skill level.

Two age categories participated – ‘I am read to’ and ‘I read on my own’ spanning ages up to and including 12.

Children were set the challenge to read over summer and return their completed reading passport to their local library to enter the draw for a chance to attend the City Libraries’ ‘Wild at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Summer Reading Club Celebration’.

Approximately 500 winners were randomly selected to attend the Currumbin Sanctuary event this Sunday.

“Reading is an invaluable skill and some of the wide-ranging benefits that children get out of it include enhanced concentration, imagination, vocabulary and listening skills,” said Mayor Tate.

“Getting our community, particularly children, interested in reading will give them more choices and job opportunities in the future.”

City Libraries provides an exciting program of activities and events designed to inspire, entertain and inform.

Membership is available to all Gold Coast residents and ratepayers.

For information visit www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/libraries  

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