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Kids Summer Reading Programmes 2016

November 9, 2016

srp-2016-page-1Our Summer Reading Programme is designed for children aged 3 to 10 years (or Year 6 in school) to give a spoken “report” on books, which develops communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Registrations open 14 November, and finish when the (limited) places are filled. The programme folders will be given out from 21 November, and the SRP (report ins) start from 5 December 2016.  Parents must register their children  – children may not self-register.

A report-in is a short (5 minute) oral summary of the story, which the child gives to library staff or volunteers.  Our expectations of report-in quality depends on the child’s age and personality – we want to make reading fun, not scary!  It’s a discussion about the book basically, we don’t expect a speech.  Rural children may send written book reports via email if they are unable to visit the library.

Four report-ins are required to complete the programme, and children receive a small incentive gift after each report. They may complete a fifth bonus report if they wish. At the end of the programme, a Finale is held, and each child who has completed the programme will receive a certificate and free book.

Reports are limited to one report at a time, none on Saturdays, and up to two in any one week. If you are traveling, you can report in at any other East Coast library participating.

For more information, please contact your local library.

 

iread-2016The iRead programme is for kids in Year 7 or 8 at school.  They are required to do written book reports, which develops communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Registrations open 14 November, and finish when the (limited) places are filled. The programme booklets will be given out from 21 November, and the SRP (report ins) start from 5 December 2016.  Children or parents may register for this.

A written report is usually a summary of the story in the child’s own words.  Our expectations of report quality depends on the child’s age and reading level – we want to make the experience fun, but also develop literacy skills.  Rural children may send written book reports via email if they are unable to visit the library.

After every 3 reports, the child may choose a free book to keep  – up to a maximum of 4 free books. Every report also allows the child to enter our district draw for a free tablet.

For more information, please contact your local library.

 

Both these programmes are provided with support from the Eastern & Central Community Trust.

 

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