Library volunteer Kara Perring assists Sunnivar Goring, 4, and Andrew Black and his daughter Letitia, 4, all of Grafton, with an origami project.
Library volunteer Kara Perring assists Sunnivar Goring, 4, and Andrew Black and his daughter Letitia, 4, all of Grafton, with an origami project.

Summer reading club shines

MORE than 70 children living or staying in the Clarence Valley over the school holidays have taken advantage of the summer reading club at the Grafton Library.

As well as encouraging children to read books, the reading club featured hands-on activities including games, crafts, a WIRES presentation, and story time – all based around the theme ‘read on the wild side’.

Librarian Katrina Shillam said it was great to see so many children visiting the library, borrowing books and getting into reading.

Mother Emma Rich-Uren, of Grafton took her daughters, Makyla Rich, 10, and Annelise Uren, 6, along to a number of the weekly activities.

“It’s kept the kids occupied over the holidays and it’s been good because it’s encouraged them to read books over the holidays so they could win prizes,” Mrs Rich-Uren said.

Helen Howard, of Pillar Valley, said the book club had kept her visiting grand-daughters entertained over the holidays. Next year’s theme will be ‘spooky’.



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