December 2020 - 31 January 2021 - Join and read for your chance to WIN prizes! Visit Kingston Libraries to register!
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1 December 2020 – 31 January 2021 Join and read for your chance to WIN prizes! Visit Kingston Libraries to register! FOR KIDS AGED 5 TO 16 YEARS
Kingston Libraries’ Summer Reading Club is a FREE competition open for independent readers aged up to 16 years to join, read and collect prizes over the summer break. The theme of the program this year is Dig Deeper: Read, Discover and Investigate. This program is a great opportunity to maintain your skills or boost your summer reading. explore Kingston Libraries' collection, DISCOVER our huge range of e-Books, e-Audiobooks and take part in some activities and challenges. Sign up online or visit one of our libraries to join!
How to enter 1. Register online, over the phone or ▶ nd prize (all ages) 2 with staff at the library. You can Museums Victoria annual collect your kit from the library or we household membership can mail it out to you if necessary. ▶ rd prize (all ages) 3 Go to kingston.vic.gov.au/library/src Village Family Movie Experience or call 1300 135 668. 6. If you want to read more you can 2. Borrow items from the collection keep reading. For every Reading and start reading. Record Map you complete you can 3. Each time you finish a book or enter the prize draw again. Simply read for 1 hour write the title on the collect another Reading Record Map Reading Record Map provided and from the library or download from colour in the landmark on the map. our website. 4. Bring your Reading Record Map into the library to collect mini rewards after reading 3, 6 and 10 Sign up to books/hours. the program! 5. Complete the Reading Record Map Enter the fortnightly prize draw by reading 10 books or for 10 hours. for your chance to WIN book pack prizes. Fill in your details on the Reading Record Map, get your guardian to Each time you borrow books sign it, and drop it into the entry box place your loans receipt in the at one of our Kingston branches to entry box. The more times you go in to the major prize draw to WIN visit the library and borrow, the one of the following prizes: more chances you have to win. ▶ st prize for ages 11–16 1 Collect a Trading Card each UE Wonderboom 2 speaker, plus time you visit one of our libraries, a $300 voucher for Strike Bowling including when you sign up to the and Holey Moley program, when collecting your milestone rewards, and borrowing ▶ st prize for ages 5 –10 1 books. There are 10 to collect and LEGO® set, plus a Platinum each has a fun fact and a mini- Merlin Annual Pass for 4 people challenge for you to do. – includes a year of entry to LEGOLAND®, Sea Life Melbourne, and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Things to do hen you sign up to the W Each week over Summer Reading Club you will December and January Tim will receive a free tote bag, and post a writing inside you will discover: challenge for you to do. This is an ▶ A word search interactive activity ▶ A crossword puzzle and an amazing ▶ A special bookmark embedded with opportunity to seeds – follow the instructions to engage with an grow daisies in your garden author on a regular basis and get ▶ Story Garden sheet – write a story feedback on your writing. You’ll find on the card provided and ‘plant’ more details at kingston.vic.gov.au/ it in the garden pot at the library library/src for everyone to enjoy. It could be a written story, a picture story or a Photography Challenge poem, but you only have the front of It’s time to let your artistic side shine. the card to do it in! Take a photo using the theme ‘Dig ▶ A Scavenger Hunt challenge – Deeper: read, discover, investigate’ as can you spot everything on the list? inspiration. Send it to us by email and ▶ A Read, Discover, Investigate you’ll get a bonus entry to the major 25-piece jigsaw puzzle prize draw. Send to library@kingston. vic.gov.au with your name, library Online fun! membership number and contact phone number. Your photo may be Check out what Kingston Libraries has published or displayed across the on offer online to keep you busy over City of Kingston and on Kingston the Summer holidays. social media accounts. Please ensure that anyone who appears in your Virtual Story Adventure photo has given permission for you with Tim Cope to submit the photo to us. Join author and adventurer Tim Cope in this weekly online story challenge. Tim is the author of Tim & Tigon – a book he wrote after trekking 10,000km from Mongolia to Hungary with his dog.
Write a Book Review Butterfly Craft Have you read something fun Make colourful butterflies out of paper or interesting that you’d like to and decorate your room or give to recommend to others? Submit your someone special. The kit will include review via our website at kingston. coloured paper with a template, black vic.gov.au/library/Kids39-Place/ paper and a wooden skewer, plus Suggested-Reads-and-Reveiws-for- instructions. You will need a stapler Kids/Submit-a-Book-Review. This task and glue to complete this activity will also earn you a bonus entry to the at home. major prize draw. Fingerprint Kit Take Home Discover fascinating facts about fingerprints Activities and investigate your own. Kit includes ink pad, Cress Head chart to record fingerprints Make your own cute character and and an information sheet. watch hair sprout from seeds over the summer. The kit will include a You can register for these paper cup, cotton wool, seeds, nose/ crafts on our website. We’ll mouth stickers and wiggly eyes, let you know when they are plus instructions. ready for you to collect from Clay Dinosaur your preferred Kingston Mold the air-dry clay to create a small Libraries branch. and colourful 3D dinosaur. Kit includes air-dry clay, cardboard head/tail/feet, Go to kingston.vic.gov.au/ plus instructions. library/src 0–5 year olds Don’t forget to check out the 1000 Books Before School program for your own reading program, with a chance to collect an extra milestone prize during the summer! If you are not already registered, sign up now. Ask staff for details.
Other ideas 4. Place your pebbles in the bottom half of to try at home! the bottle so that they are about 5cms deep. Garden in a Bottle This activity is great for upcycling a 5. Place your potting mix over the pebbles to about 3cms from soft drink bottle. the top. What You Need: 6. Time to plant! Tuck your tiny 2 litre soft drink bottle with lid ▶ plants or cuttings into the soil (label removed) carefully and sprinkle with extra Potting mix ▶ soil if you need to cover the roots Pebbles, gravel or very coarse sand ▶ a bit more. If you are using seeds sprinkle lightly and cover with a Tiny plants, cuttings from your ▶ very fine layer of potting mix. You garden or seeds like microgreens can even try a combination of a or even lawn seeds tiny plant and seeds if you want to Scissors ▶ (but try not to overdo the seeds if Water ▶ you do this). Rubber band ▶ 7. Water very gently so the soil is Small figurines or ▶ moist but not soaked. A spray natural decorations bottle of water is good for like interesting bark, this step. stone or shell 8. Arrange any decorations in your mini garden. What to do: 1. Place the rubber band around the 9. Slide the top carefully back on bottle about 10cms from the base. the bottom of the bottle. If it is a bit tricky try cutting a few slits in 2. Ask a grown up to make a hole either the top or bottom edges to next to the rubber band with help them fit together more easily. a knife. Keep the lid on the top. 3. Cut around the bottle with your 10. Put your mini garden where scissors using the rubber band as it will get filtered sunlight and a guide. Now you have a top and somewhere you can admire it! a bottom! (If it gets too much sun it will get too hot inside).
Conditions of Entry ▶ he Summer Reading T Club Dig Deeper: read, discover, investigate is for children and youth up to age 16 who can read independently. ▶ ou must be a member of Kingston Y Libraries. If you are not a member we are happy to sign you up. ▶ You do not have to be a resident of For the first few days it may look a Kingston Council. bit cloudy in your bottle but then it ▶ The competition opens on should clear, and droplets will form 1 December 2020 and closes on on the sides and drip down like rain. 31 January 2021. If it gets too wet leave the top off for ▶ You can read any book that is at one to two days to dry out a little. your reading level. ▶ Guardians must sign all completed Secret Code entry forms/Reading Record Maps. Design your own secret code and ▶ Major prizes will be drawn at Kingston Libraries on Wednesday see if your friends and family can 3 February 2021. decipher a message. Pick a different ▶ inners will be contacted via W symbol, shape or character to phone or email within a week of represent each letter of the alphabet the draw. and write a secret message. You ▶ a major prize is not claimed within If could even use LEGO® – a different 2 weeks of the draw there will be a redraw for that prize. piece representing each letter. ▶ Participants are eligible to win one major prize only. Treasure Cake ▶ More than one entry form can be You will need two basic cakes the submitted by individuals for the same size (purchased or home major prize draw. baked), lollies and icing. Cut the Call the library on 1300 135 668 and center out of one cake and place it speak with library staff if you have on a plate. Fill the hole with treats any questions. such as smarties or jelly beans. Put the second whole cake on Proudly sponsored by top. Spread with icing mixture and decorate with additional lollies or sprinkles. When you cut into the cake to serve to your family and friends the ‘treasure’ will be found.
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