Bowral Library has this month been awarded second prize for their ‘Lost Worlds’ 2015-16 Summer Reading Club display.
The Summer Reading Club is a national initiative organised by the State Library of Queensland and displays were judged on narrative, budget and creativity.
Wingecarribee Public Libraries Children’s and Youth Services Librarian Juliana Glumac explained the concept of the display.
“Here at Bowral Library, we wanted to inspire people with information on some of the lost cities of the world.”
“It’s easy to get lost in a good story about explorers, facts and fables,” Ms Glumac continued.
“We wanted to help inspire kids of all ages to read for their enjoyment, not just because they have to.”
Competing against over 50 libraries, Bowral Library was awarded a $350 Officeworks gift card for their simple yet colourful display.
“We’re going to put the prize money to good use and already have some big plans for this year’s heroes and villains theme,” said Ms Glumac.
“The Summer Reading Club Program is a great initiative that promotes a lifelong love and passion for reading,” Ms Glumac added.
“We had just over 100 children participate in the 2015 program and hope to inspire even more this year.”
The 2016-17 Summer Reading Club program will run from Wednesday, 7 December 2016 through to Saturday, 28 January 2017.
For more information visit www.library.wsc.nsw.gov.au or call Wingecarribee Public Libraries on 1300 266 235.