National Simultaneous Storytime


National Simulataneous Storytime

On Wednesday 25 May is National Simultaneous Storytime. School Libraries, Kindies and Council Libraries will read the same book,  “I Got This Hat,” by Jol and Kate Temple, on the same day, though the same time is not always possible. We will be reading our book on parade, so come and join us if you can. This is another way of promoting books to our readers.

Brisbane City Council Libraries Gold Star Reading Club

Children across the city will discover the joys of reading when the Gold Star Reading Club program commences in Council libraries on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
The Gold Star Reading Club is designed to encourage and develop reading and literacy skills in children.
There are five great reasons for children to get involved in the 2016 Gold Star Reading Club.
  1. Membership to the Gold Star Reading Club is FREE!
  2. The Gold Star Reading Club can help children improve their reading and literacy skills.
  3. Children will be rewarded for reading with exciting monthly incentives – a bookmark, a bubble pen and a library bag.
  4. The opportunity for all participants to enter the monthly draw to win a $25 book voucher.
  5. It’s FUN! Children will have fun sharing their reading experiences with family and friends.
How the program works – it’s easy and free!
  • The Gold Star Reading Club is a three month program for children aged 6-12 years.
  • Register for the Gold Star Reading Club at your local library. Your child must be a library member to join Gold Star – library membership only takes a couple of minutes and is free. Each child’s parent or guardian must bring photo identification (i.e. driver’s licence or passport) and proof of their address to any Council library, and you and your child can become members in a matter of minutes. It’s that easy.
  • Gold Star members will receive a Gold Star Reading Club activity book that includes progress charts, reading suggestions, competition entry forms and heaps of fun activities.
  • By reading just three books of their choice and completing a reading activity each month before recording the details in their activity book, children can collect nine gold stars and monthly incentives.
  • Children who collect all nine gold stars are eligible to enter the major prize draw at the end of the program to win a $200 book voucher for themselves and another one for their school, attend their local Gold Star Reading Club awards ceremony with their families receive a medallion and a certificate of achievement.
For more information about the Gold Star Reading Club, visit your local library or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.
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Last reviewed 17 April 2020
Last updated 17 April 2020