To take part in the challenge, children need to collect a bookmark from one of the libraries ” Armadale, Seville Grove or Kelmscott ” and read an adventure, animal, sport, funny and non-fiction story.
Once the bookmark has been completed with the list of stories, children can take it back to one of the libraries and collect a reward.
Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the Pirate Reading Challenge encouragedchildren to use their imaginations. ‘Reading a variety of different books is important as it exposes children to new vocabulary and develops their literacy skills,’ he said.
‘The more children read the better they become at it. If they develop a love of reading while young it can open up new worlds and enrich their lives, as it becomes a pleasurable activity.’
In addition to the reading challenge, the City libraries have a host of other activities planned during the January school holidays, including a series of Pirate tales, suitable for every child.
– Pirate Treasure Chest: Wednesday, January 22, 10.30am to 11.30am at History House Museum. Bring an empty tissue box.
– Story time by the Pool Thursday, January 23, 4 pm to 4.45pm at Armadale Aquatic Centre. Join Fergus the Frog as he listens to some exciting pirate stories, with a craft session to follow. Please call Seville Grove Library to book for this event. All are welcome.
– What’s the Joke? Thursday, January 30, 2pm to 3pm at Seville Grove Library. This is an interactive musical show.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events. Places are limited for all shows and bookings are essential. Visit www.armadale. wa. gov.au or call 9399 0125.