The school holidays are a fantastic time to connect with your children over a book. We spotted this family enjoying the sun and their reading at South library yesterday. Nine year old Lucy is busy filling out reading logs for the Summertime Reading Club. She is hoping to win the iPod Touch and get to the prizegiving where three lucky children are able to choose books straight from the shelf at Barrington Paper Plus.
Visit the Kids blog to find out more about the Summertime Reading Club and read the latest information about the film of War Horse and the prize pack to be won. You can even join up as a kid blogger! Every week you will find new book information and star authors to learn from.
But the fun doesn’t have to stop with the holidays. During term time the library learning centres run online book clubs after school and we are about to start e-Book Writing. Our book clubs are for children from eight years old and they learn the most up to date features of today’s libraries: how to use the new catalogue and how to keep an online reading log. Plus lots of fun activities on and off line.
You’ve probably heard heaps about e-books. They are the latest thing and we are trialling an e-Book Writing Club after school on Friday at South Learning Centre. Taken by a local young author who has published her own e-book and who also has graphic art training, this course will help children learn to write, create and publish their own work. There’s a junior and a senior option. Ring 941 5140 for bookings and more information.