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18 December 2018

The national Summer Reading Club will return to Albany Public Library, online at and in more than a thousand public libraries across the country for another fun-filled season. The 2018 theme, Curious Creatures, encourages eager young readers to discover new worlds as they explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures through a range of interactive activities available in libraries and online. Over 43,000 children registered with the Summer Reading Club in 2017, reading over 360,000 books between them over summer, and organisers are hoping participants will crack half a million books in 2018. Online participants will also have the opportunity to blog with children’s authors, Dr. Cameron Stelzer and Emma Middleton, search for answers to Encyclopaedia Britannica’s sponsored quiz, craft a What Happens Next story ending to Dave Lowe’s story starter, share their book raves and artwork, and lots more. Here are your Quick Links: • Meet Australian authors and illustrators in the Celebrity Corner • Enter the online writing competitionsLog your books online • Share your artwork Upload a Photo or Upload a drawing to the SRC Gallery • And send in your feedback—go to Have Your Say to share your thoughts on this year’s club. Summer Reading Club will run from 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2019. Highlights at Albany Public Library include: • Summer Reading Club Party featuring a Jamie the Clown show on Wednesday 16th January. • Summer Reading Club competition with loads of prizes and a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. • January Story Playground full of super fun activities, with sessions catering to various age groups. • Prizes for every 10 Books / 10 Hours read. The Summer Reading Club is delivered in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA),and public libraries across Australia, including Queensland’s Indigenous Knowledge Centres and the Albany Public Library.