When children registered for the challenge, they received a kit containing a log sheet, book marks, tattoos and wrist bands. The children were asked to read 20 Library books (suitable for their age) and on returning the completed log sheet, they would receive a $5 gift voucher to purchase a book of their choice at our local book shops – Turning Page at Springwood and Megalong Books at Leura.
The enthusiasm between children, parents and staff has been exceptional with 514 children registered and nearly 8,800 Library books read in the 2 months of the challenge being held. This is almost twice the numbers in each case as when we held our first Reading Challenge three or so years ago.
The Challenge concluded on 31st January. Each participating child will receive a certificate for their participation.
This afternoon there was a special afternoon tea for 8 excited and exceptionally well-turned out children who had awards presented to for “Best Reader”, “Best Family Readers” and “Encouragement Award” by the Mayor of Blue Mountains City Council, Councillor Daniel Myles.