“It was wonderful to see the children taking part in the program pick up a book over the holidays and read for pleasure instead of just reading because they were obligated to do so for school.” Cr Pahlke said council ran the Summer Reading Program every year to encourage the city’s young children to better appreciate the joys of reading. This year’s program adopted the theme of Untangled Tales: Folk and Fairytales from around the world and today’s presentation continued that theme with participants dressed as their favourite fairytale characters.
Cr Pahlke said to take part in the program participants were required to complete a book review for each book read. He said 144 participants had completed the six reviews reading a total of 864 books. “Today we are unveiling the winners of this year’s program and presenting them with their prizes. “I congratulate each of the winners on the effort they have put into the book reviews they submitted and I want to encourage them to keep reading and visiting the library in the future.”
The winners of the 2012 -2013 program are:
0 – 4 years
Cr Pahlke said program helped the city’s young people to better appreciate the joys of reading. “We want people to also realise that libraries are fun places full of interesting things to do apart from select books. “Ipswich’s libraries are a hive of activity all year round with regular activities, workshops and programs being held for both adults and children.”
For more information visit the Ipswich Library and Information Service online at http://library.ipswich.qld.gov.au/or call 3810 6764.