Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program a success

Published Monday, 8th February 2016

Some of the winners in the Mayor's Summer Holiday Program with Mayor FRank Carbone.

The Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program has ended, with entrants reading for a whopping 23,248 hours during the eight weeks from late November through to the end of January.

On Friday at Whitlam Library in Cabramatta, Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone will present the 20 major winners of the program with their prizes. Five people will receive an iPad Mini and 15 will be awarded Fairfield Leisure Centre pool passes.

Fairfield City Open Libraries launched the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program in November and 449 children signed up to read books with an emphasis on superheroes and related themes.

“The reaction to the program has been overwhelmingly positive and tied into the Community Hero reading days and Fly By Fun performances,” Mayor Carbone said. “We hope this year's Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program will become a tradition in summers to come.”

The Community Hero reading days were conducted by local fire-fighters and police. Children were able to share their reading experiences and parents and children were educated in fire safety, personal safety, stranger danger and many other topics.

Children were also able to attend Fly By Fun superhero performances, where they met some of their favourite superheros, including Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Batgirl and Supergirl. There were even surprise guest appearances by Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.

The free Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program was open to all children up to the age of 16. It also encouraged parents to sign up to read to children who were too young to read.

PRIZE PRESENTATION DETAILS

Where: Whitlam Library Cabramatta
When: Friday 12 February
Time: 4.30pm

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Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au