Reading club for Year One students now open

Mayor Gangemi pictured with the book and certificate that Year One Reading Club participants will receive once completing the program.jpg

The Hills Shire Library Service’s hugely popular Year One Reading Club has returned in 2023 – and is now open to Year One students across The Hills region.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi said the Club aims to instil a love of reading in young people, while helping to boost literacy skills and social performance.

“We know that reading consistently has so many positive benefits, including improved concentration, self-esteem and building critical and analytical thinking skills,” Mayor Gangemi said.

“Our Hills Shire Library Service is proud to get behind this wonderful program that has such incredible benefits for our Year One students.”

Last year, over 350 students participated in the program.

Mayor Gangemi said he is hoping to see even more young people sign-up in 2023.

“Our local library branches are filled with so many amazing books and resources that can be borrowed and also accessed through the Library’s digital collection. There’s also workshops and book clubs that are just so much fun to participate in.”

“I highly encourage parents and guardians to enrol their Year One students in this program today!

“I hope everyone involved in this initiative has the best time and that it sparks a lifetime love of reading,” Mayor Gangemi added.

Those who participate in the Year One Reading Club will receive a logbook and activity sheets, and will also earn rewards along the way, including a FREE book.

To sign-up, visit your local Hills Shire Library branch at either Castle Hill, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Dural or Baulkham Hills, and speak with one of our friendly library staff.

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