Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne is challenging children to get their reading game on and discover great authors and illustrators as part of this year’s popular Summer Reading Club.
The Hills Shire Library Summer Reading Club is open to school-aged children (five to fourteen years) and is a fantastic way to encourage them to read over the summer holidays.
“I want children to supercharge their summer holidays with books that take them on a journey, allow them to solve thrilling mysteries and transport themselves to parallel worlds,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Reading is an excellent pastime for the summer break, while helping to enrich the mind, inspiring the imagination and improving literacy skills.
“Our Summer Reading Club continues to promote a love of books and gets children into a regular reading habit, especially during the holiday period.
“It’s been proven that the more children read, the better their vocabulary and comprehension skills will be.
“I am very proud of our libraries and I encourage members to follow The Hills Shire Library Service on social media, visit The Hills Shire Council website or see the friendly library staff for updates on upcoming events and activities,” Mayor Byrne added.
This year’s theme is Game On: Supercharge Your Summer and runs from 1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018.
Club members can earn rewards throughout the two-month long program.
To join or for more information please visit one of our Hills Shire Libraries or The Hills Shire Council website (www.thehills.nsw.gov.au) and search for “Library”.