YOUNG readers who turned the most pages during Public Libraries Victoria’s Big Summer Read program have collected their prizes.
Frankston’s most proficient young reader, Nathan, won an iPad donated by the Lions Club of Frankston. The two runners up Merrin and Mathys took home passes to Holey Moley Mini Golf and Strike Bowling.
Lions Club of Frankston president Julie Swan said that the club made the donation because “reading is vitally important for children and the Big Summer Read highlights the value of literacy.”
Frankston mayor Nathan Conroy congratulated the readers who took part. “Research has shown that kids can lose some of the literacy skills they gained during the year and start the following year at a disadvantage over summer,” he said. “The Big Summer Read is a wonderful initiative that promotes reading over the summer break. It provides a great incentive for children to indulge in books and stories and read for pleasure.”