Summer Reading Club attracts 108 curious creatures

Community life - 5 February 2019

More than 100 children in the Macleay Valley read 2,850 books as part of the Summer Reading Club program run by Kempsey Shire Library.

The themed program encourages a love of reading and multi-literacy skills development for pre-schoolers through to high school age children.

The Summer Reading Club was held across the Shire’s library branches at Kempsey, South West Rocks and Stuarts Point between Wednesday, 12 December 2019 and finished with a Summer Reading Club Party at Kempsey Library on Thursday, 24 January 2019.

This year’s theme was ‘Curious Creatures’ and children were able to enter weekly prize draws, as well as a major draw for two Samsung tablets.

Team Leader of Library Services, Angie Meers, said 108 children aged 3-17 participated in the program this year.

“We were thrilled to see so many children and their families get involved in this great program which helps stimulate a love of reading in young people,” Ms Meers said.

She thanked all of the children who took part and congratulated the winners of the prizes donated by FOLK (Friends of the Library Kempsey) who purchase the toys using the proceeds from their book sales in Kempsey each month.

Major prize winners were Brojadda Lenton and Casey Miller who each won a Samsung Tablet.

Other prize winners were:

  • Preschool - Kara Miller and Wahkees Lenton
  • Lower Primary - Matilda Coleman and Kye Males
  • Upper primary and Secondary - Charlotte McAlister and Nathan Eagles

Weekly prize winners during the Summer Reading Club were:

  • Harvey Nicholson,
  • Amelia Upcroft,
  • Blake Nicholson, and
  • Liam Upcroft.
Children at the Summer Reading Club Party at Kempsey LibraryLibrary Assistant, Ruth Waite, with children at the Summer Reading Club Party at Kempsey Library
Children created masks and paraded at the Summer Reading Club PartyChildren created masks and paraded at the Summer Reading Club Party at Kempsey Library
Brojadda Lenton and Casey Miller with their Samsung tabletsMajor prize winners Brojadda Lenton (left) and Casey Miller (right) with their Samsung tablets