The Summer Reading Club is a free, online interactive holiday program that aims to encourage a love of libraries, recreational reading and build ongoing multi-literacy skills development in children and young people during the summer holidays.
The Summer Reading Club actively works to connect children to programming and resources which encourage reading for fun and enjoyment, helping them sustain the academic achievements made in the school year.
The theme for 2018 is Curious Creatures. The theme encourages exploration and connection with a curiosity of creatures, including our unique Australian flora and fauna from real creatures to the imagined, actual to mythological, microscopic to megafauna, our marvellous marsupials and all the classification of Animalia in between.
The changing themes enable libraries to invite children and young people to explore an array of literary genres and creative mediums to keep them reading throughout the summer.
Who runs the Summer Reading Club?
State Library of Queensland leads the Summer Reading Club in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and state and public libraries across Australia.
What do children get?
No matter where they are this summer, children and young people will be able to:
- participate in activities aligned to the theme
- discover great Australian authors and illustrators
- engage in literary and creative activities, both online and in your library.
Resources and ideas for libraries
Involvement in the SRC is easy, cost effective and fun. Here is the link to implementing the SRC in your library. Here is the resources page for libraries. More fun ideas and activities are coming soon.
Sign up now and help children and young people develop a sense of community with other readers across the country. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org