Shellharbour Summer Reading Club awards

Children who participated in the Summer Reading Club (SRC) will be presented with awards and certificates on 3 February.

The SRC aims to help public libraries stimulate a love of reading and lifelong library habits in children, young people and their families.

Created for children ages from pre-school to 17, the SRC is a free program that unleashes imaginations and instils a love of libraries and reading.

The program is delivered from 1 December to 31 January each year at more than a thousand public libraries across the country.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the program encouraged children and families to engage with libraries, discover and develop knowledge and skills related to the annual theme, and inspire a love of reading and literature.

“The final presentation for this summer’s program will be held in our new City Library which was designed to engage the community in fresh and innovative ways. This is consistent with the goals of the program itself,” Cr Saliba said.

“Young people are encouraged to discover great authors and illustrators of picture books, junior and young adult fiction and non-fiction. SRC involves online literary and creative activities as well as multidisciplinary programs delivered in public libraries throughout the summer holidays,” she said.

This year’s theme is ‘Game On’ in celebration of Australian sporting culture, team work and mateship. It also involves learning about the countries that will compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April.

SRC participants and winners will be presented with personalised certificates and prizes during the special ‘closing ceremony’ on 3 February.

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