Blue Mountains Library Summer reading challenge kicks off

Transform your kids’ summer break into a celebration of stories, creativity, and exploration, by joining Blue Mountains Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.
Kids Reading in the Library

Open to 0- to 18-year-olds and running from 1 December to 31 January, the challenge allows participants to read anything from picture books to comics, eBooks and magazines.

Reading and logging is easy and almost anything counts as long as you are a current member of the library.

The journey is sprinkled with surprises including the delivery of encouragement notes via snail mail, turning reading into an ongoing adventure and keeping up vital literacy skills during the long break.

Readers will earn book vouchers which can be redeemed at participating bookshops across the Mountains.

Additionally, the most successful participating school could win a $200 book voucher.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a longstanding Blue Mountains tradition and a real success story, encouraging children to read for pleasure as well as education.

“It’s the perfect way for parents to keep their children occupied during the summer holidays and I encourage them to sign their children up.

“A library membership is a priceless resource and this is an ideal opportunity for children to learn more about all that our libraries have to offer.”

For more information and how to join, visit, or drop by your nearest Blue Mountains Library branch and pick up a logsheet.

Photo: The Summer Reading Challenge runs until 31 January 2024.

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