Super readers rewarded at Fairfield libraries

Published Friday, 20th November 2015

Children can be rewarded for their love of reading this summer with the chance to win some fantastic prizes as part of the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program.

The Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program is a fun reading initiative to engage children in the community to read during the summer school holidays.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the program is a great way to make reading fun for children.

“Reading during the summer holidays helps to maintain literacy skills and the habit of reading, preparing children for the new school year,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Numerous studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents ‘summer reading loss’. Children who don’t read during these long holidays are more likely to lose reading skills over the summer.

“The program rewards children for their reading efforts, with the chance to win one of 5 iPad Minis or one of fifteen Fairfield Leisure Centre family pool passes.

“This year’s theme is Super Heroes. As an incentive halfway through the program children can attend the superhero reading and activities days featuring a special guest community hero.

“The program ends in a celebration of everyone’s reading achievements with an action packed super hero show, free for the whole family. Children will have the opportunity to meet some of their favourite superheroes.

“Anyone from the ages of 0–16 can participate and be rewarded for their love of reading. Simply read or have someone read to you for two hours a week for your chance to win some great prizes.

“I encourage everyone to visit one of Fairfield’s five libraries these holidays to register and join this fantastic program.”

The Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program will begin on Monday 30 November 2015 and run until Friday 29 January 2016.

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Media enquiries: Roxanne Martinenko, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0743
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au