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End of storytime but start of summer reading

Dakota Clark and Luke Thurlow work on their Christmas themed door hangers at The 2017 Gloucester Library Christmas storytime. Photo Anne Keen
Dakota Clark and Luke Thurlow work on their Christmas themed door hangers at The 2017 Gloucester Library Christmas storytime. Photo Anne Keen

The MidCoast Council Libraries are ready to celebrate the end of another fantastic year of storytime sessions and welcome in those wanting to join the Summer Reading Club.

Gloucester and Stroud libraries are getting ready to switch from preparing their school term program to summer school holiday mode.

To see out the final pre-school storytime session, the library's are embracing a Christmas theme, with a festive craft to complement the story. Gloucester's final storytime will be held on Monday, December 9 from 10am to 11am, while Stroud's will run on Friday, December 13 from 10.30am to 11.30am.

But if you're looking for something to keep the kids stimulated during the holidays, why not get them signed up for the free Summer Reading Club. Library staff are hoping to see an increase in participants in Gloucester and Stroud, with the chance of an end of summer party.

Children of all ages are welcome to visit the MidCoast Council Libraries website library.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Home and register online. They can then pick up a reading club challenge pack from their local library and start their Summer Reading Club journey.

Members who complete reading club challenges, including keeping a daily reading calendar, visiting the library and other creative activities, are entered into prize draws.

The free Summer Reading Club is for all ages from preschool to high school, and families with babies and toddlers are also welcome to join in the fun.

Storytime

All children pre-school aged, along with an accompanying adult, are welcome to come along to storytime at the Gloucester Library. It runs every Monday at Gloucester Library during school term and usually includes two stories, some songs and an organised craft.


Summer Reading Club

The program is a great way for families with young children to maintain reading levels, further develop literacy skills and promote a love of reading, during the school holidays.