Gold Star Reading Club 2012

Gold Star Reading Club 2012


Posted 2012-05-30 by kirsten bazfollow

Sat 12 May 2012 - Fri 31 Aug 2012

2012 is the National Year of Reading. What better way to get kids reading than the Gold Star Reading Club.

The club started as the idea of an employee at the Bracken Ridge library some 7 years ago, and has spread throughout the entire Brisbane City Council area.

It is aimed at primary school age children and is free to join. The only prerequisite is that your child must be a member of the library. Find your nearest library at the City Council Brisbane City Council website. Parents or guardians must show photo ID for under 18's. Library members under 12 receive their own colourful library card.

When kids join the Gold Star Reading Club they receive an activity book to record the books read each month. There are also games and activities in the book. At the end of the month - provided they have read 2 books - they can enter a monthly draw for the chance to win a $25 book voucher. There are also little incentives if they read 2 or more books in the month. For May it was bookplate stickers. There is also a reading door hanger, library bag and bookmark light for the other months. At the end of August there is a draw for a $250 book voucher for the child and one for their school.

The benefits of reading to and with your child are well documented. These may include improved literacy and reading skills, improving the parent-child bond and fostering a lifelong love of books and reading.

There is a fantastic award ceremony at the end of the Gold Star Reading Club where medallions and certificates are presented, and there is a huge cake. We attended last year and it was organised chaos. Noisy and crowded but lots of fun.

Join your child up today by visiting your local library. Who knows you may even find a good read for yourself while you're there.

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