Gold Star and Little Stars Reading Club programs

Three little girls reading a picture bookChildren from all over Brisbane are invited to take part in reading programs at Brisbane City Council libraries this winter.

The 2016 Gold Star Reading Club program for children aged 6-12 years has been extended to include a new literacy program for young children, the Little Stars Reading Club program. Designed for children aged 0-5 years and their carers, the Little Stars Reading Club program is a wonderful way to connect and bond with your child while developing valuable early literacy skills.

Both programs start in Council libraries on Tuesday 3 May and run until Saturday 30 July 2016.

Looking for five good reasons to get involved with the 2016 Gold Star or Little Stars Reading Club?

  1. Membership is free.
  2. Council’s reading club programs can help children improve their reading and literacy skills.
  3. Children will be rewarded for reading with exciting monthly incentive prizes.
  4. There's an opportunity for all participants to enter the monthly draw to win a $25 book voucher.
  5. It’s fun! Children will enjoy sharing their reading experiences with family and friends.

How the programs work

The Gold Star Reading Club is a three month program for children aged 6-12 years.

The Little Stars Reading Club is a three month program for children aged 0-5 years.

Register your child for the Gold Star Reading Club or Little Stars Reading Club:

Before children can register, they must also be members of the library.

Reading club members will receive an activity book. This book includes reading suggestions, competition entry forms plus heaps of fun activities and tips for good reading.

Prizes and incentives

By reading a minimum of three books of their choice each month, completing a series of activities and recording the details in their activity book, children can collect nine gold stars and monthly incentives.

Children who collect all nine gold stars are eligible to:

  • enter the major prize draw to win a $200 book voucher for themselves (Gold Star Reading Club and Little Stars Reading Club members) and another for their school (Gold Star Reading Club members only)
  • attend their local awards ceremony with their family
  • receive a medallion and a certificate of achievement.

More information

To learn more about the Gold Star Reading Club and Little Stars Reading Club programs, you can:

04 May 2016