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Children encouraged to get the summer reading bug

Published: Thu 30 Nov 2006 01:25 PM
29 November 2006
Manukau children encouraged to get the summer reading bug
“Don’t Bug Me, I’m reading” is the theme for the Manukau Libraries Summer Reading Programme, designed to keep youngsters reading in the coming school holidays.
Enrolments open on Thursday, 7 December for the programme, which runs until 24 January, 2007, and aims to encourage children to enjoy reading, while urging parents and caregivers to become more involved in their children’s reading at home.
Manukau Libraries Learning and Literacy Coordinator, Megan Williams, says,
“The challenge this year is designed to motivate and thrill kids to keep on reading over the school holidays. There are five critter stickers to collect to get the opportunity to “get buggy with it’ at our fun-filled finale event being held at Butterfly Creek.
“We have some cool prizes including four superpasses to Rainbows End, four family passes to Butterfly Creek, stationary packs and books from UBS, Peter Pal and Wheelers Books. Each child at their library check-in will receive a coloured pencil set thanks to Auckland International Airport and all who finish will receive a Village Skycity Cinemas pass.
Last year over 650 children completed the programme.
What: Enrolments for 2006 Summer Reading Programme
“Don’t bug me I’m reading”
When: Thursday 7 December, check with your local library for enrolment times.
For children to enrol they need to have a parent or caregiver with them, have
a Manukau library card, and be aged between 4-12 years. Membership is
Free.
For more information visit www.manukau-libraries.govt.nz or contact your
local library.
ENDS

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