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It’s Game On in Libraries!

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by SRC Team -

 

This summer it’s Game On!

Both here online and in libraries across the country a celebration of sports, games, technology and team spirit is taking place.

Come back on the 4th December to discover how you and your fellow SRC Club Members are supercharging your summers, both in and out of the library!

 

46 Responses

  1. Madi says:

    Hi SRC team
    When does your blog start? Cause I am super excited! Oh I love your theme by the way! Cause I am a huge big bash fan! Thanks
    From Madi

    • Madi says:

      I forgot to ask what gives you id as for themes?
      From Madi

      • Madi says:

        Sorry I meant ideas

        • SRC Team says:

          Hi Madi,

          We take suggestions from our Club Members, librarians, parents and we also look at what is popular in literature, school curriculum, book anniversary’s, what trends are happening in the book world, best sellers, and of course ways to encourage you to explore all types of genres! (just as a starting point!)

          Thanks for asking!

  2. Sahansa says:

    Hi SRC team,
    I am so excited to participate in the summer reading club. I love the theme but next year could be do a sports team. With swimming and athletics! That would be so cool!
    3 Questions:
    1. When was the first summer reading club held?
    2. What was the inspiration to start the summer reading club?
    3. What do you think the best part about the summer reading club is?

    Thanks from Sahansa

    • SRC Team says:

      Hi Sahansa,

      You are in luck, because this year’s theme IS all about sports, games and team spirit. So keep an eye on the blog posts this year, because I know Michael and Laura have lots of experience with sports and writing!

      Now to your questions:
      1. The first summer reading club… well, as a national SRC program, our Aussie SRC was first run across the country in 2011, which makes this year it’s 7th birthday! But summer reading clubs have been around a lot longer than that. Why not do some research to see what you can find out about the SRC in your area, your state, and across the world! (In the Northern Hemisphere, SRC’s are done in June/July as that is when the kids are on holidays celebrating their summers! Crazy huh!)
      2. As far as being a national program, the inspiration came when state representatives working with libraries decided it would be a great idea to work together to have a Club that all kids across Australia could participate in–that was back in 2011. I’d say though, that the idea to keeping kids reading through the summer has probably been around since school began! You wouldn’t want to loose the knowledge you learned during the school year–and reading for fun during the school break helps you to keep your brain supercharged and ready to go when it’s time to get back to school at the end of the summer.
      AND 3. I think the BEST part of the summer reading club is seeing Club members return and participate each year. We love your comments, your pictures and your stories. We also love hearing about your library and what fun things are happening in your local area. Librarians and library staff across the country work hard all year to plan amazing things to encourage you to have fun and keep reading all summer. When you share these things with us–that is where the magic happens.

      Thanks for your questions!

      See you soon 🙂

      • Sahansa says:

        Hi SRC team !
        Thanks for answering my questions! I always thought that the summer reading club was a program only run in Australia.
        Sahansa

  3. Jessica says:

    What’s the theme?

  4. Jessica says:

    I love talking! I even talk under water when I do swimming!

  5. Jessica says:

    How do yo come up wit th characters?

    • Jessica says:

      Do you hire anyone in paticular to draw the characters?

    • Jessica says:

      Sorry, you, with and the.

      • SRC Team says:

        Hi Jessica,

        Thanks for all your questions. It is a bit of a process, but the SRC Team put together their ideas for the theme and types of books we want to encourage kids to read each year. We then meet with a graphic designer who takes our ideas and comes up with the characters and look for the year. We were pretty excited when they showed us the pencil sketches for this year’s characters–and then when the finished images arrived, we knew this year was going to be extra fun!

  6. Jessica says:

    Who is your favourite character?

    • Jessica says:

      Mine is probably flying fox. It reminds me of the two teachers at my school. Mrs.Fox and Mr.Fox. It was just a coincidince as they were not related to one another.

      • Jessica says:

        Mr.Fox is a sport teacher.

        • SRC Team says:

          Hi Jess,

          It’s hard to pick one, but if pressed–I too would probably say the Fox. He looks like he’d be able to help you out in a pickle! One of our other team members really like the wombat, which I have to say, I like too–he’s just soooo cute!

  7. Jessica says:

    What is your favourite sport?

    • SRC Team says:

      Hmmmm,

      That is a good question. I am not too sporty (as far as playing), but I do enjoy watching AFL, NRL and 20/20 cricket. I always watch these sports with my dad and my brothers. We love to yell at the TV and cheer our teams on to victory. I do like to play squash, but I’m not that great at it–but I always feel good when I have given it a go and stayed focused. Each time helps me to get a little better.

      What about you? What is your favourite sport?

      SRC Team

  8. Jessica says:

    Do each of the characters have a favourite sport?

    • Jessica says:

      I think the tiger might like dicus, the rhino soccer, and the fox gymnastics.

      • Jessica says:

        Don’t take it for certain though. I don’t know what they like, I am just having a guess.

        • SRC Team says:

          Well, the great thing about the SRC Characters this year is they can probably do all these things. Together they form a team that is dynamic and capable of accomplishing sporting records, but also a team who work together to solve problems and find solutions.

          I think you should write some stories featuring these characters. I’d love to see what you do with them and what skills and strengths you think each of them have.

          You can share you stories in the Short Story competition!

          Thanks for all your comments. We are definitely off to a great summer of fun!

          🙂

  9. Sahansa says:

    Thanks SRC team for making another great Summer Reading Club!

    • SRC Team says:

      Thanks Sahansa – we hope you enjoy participating online and at your library all summer long!

      (P.S. It’s great to see you back!)

  10. Grace says:

    Hi SRC,

    I love this program so much! Its my fourth year doing the program, and this theme is by far my favourite!

    Grace 🙂

    • SRC Team says:

      Welcome back Grace!

      Has it really been four years already! We love to see our SRC Club member friends returning each year.

      We look forward to seeing your book raves and short stories too!

      Happy reading 🙂

  11. Henry says:

    Hi SRC, I just want to say that I’ve been always wanting to win something in the SRC and haven’t so far but this year, I have a feeling I can!

    • SRC Team says:

      Hi Henry,

      Welcome back!

      Fingers crossed you do this year! There are lots of things to participate in online, and you might want to see what your library is up to as well.

      Be sure to send us a picture for the gallery! We’d love to send you a participation pack filled with SRC goodies.

      Have fun and keep on reading all summer long!

  12. Grace G says:

    Hi SRC! I’m really excited to be participating in this year’s Summer Reading Club! It’s awesome that you can get prizes for reading!

    I did the sorting hat quiz and I was in Gryffindor, or the Rhino’s team. I think I’m more like Hermione than Ron or Harry, though.

    When I was thinking about a name for the fox, the name Sienna popped into my mind. I searched it up, and the name means the orange-red colour of burnt orange. I think that’s a good name for the fox, because it describes what colour it is. Of course, it depends on whether the fox is a girl or a boy!

    Grace G

    • Grace G says:

      There’s actually lots of shades of sienna, but I think the fox would be more of a bright orange-red, and not a dark colour.

      Grace G

  13. Grace G says:

    Hi again SRC,
    I was thinking about the rhino’s name, here are my thoughts.

    Rhino: rhinos are part of the rhinocerotidae family, so “Tidae” might be a good name. “Pembe” might be a good name. It means “horn” in Swahili.

    Grace G

  14. Grace G says:

    Hi SRC!
    I accidentally sent everything on the wrong email, so I just copied everything and put it here.

    I’m really excited to be participating in this year’s Summer Reading Club! It’s awesome that you can get prizes for reading!

    I did the sorting hat quiz and I was in Gryffindor, or the Rhino’s team. I think I’m more like Hermione than Ron or Harry, though.

    When I was thinking about a name for the fox, the name Sienna popped into my mind. I searched it up, and the name means the orange-red colour of burnt orange. I think that’s a good name for the fox, because it describes what colour it is. Of course, it depends on whether the fox is a girl or a boy!

    There’s actually lots of shades of sienna, but I think the fox would be more of a bright orange-red, and not a dark colour.

    I was thinking about the rhino’s name, here are my thoughts.

    Rhino: rhinos are part of the rhinocerotidae family, so “Tidae” might be a good name. “Pembe” could also potentially be a good name. It means “horn” in Swahili.

    Sayonara!
    Grace G

  15. Grace G says:

    Email transfer 2. sorry!
    Hi SRC!
    I accidentally sent everything on the wrong email again, so I just copied everything and put it here.

    I’m really excited to be participating in this year’s Summer Reading Club! It’s awesome that you can get prizes for reading!

    I did the sorting hat quiz and I was in Gryffindor, or the Rhino’s team. I think I’m more like Hermione than Ron or Harry, though.

    When I was thinking about a name for the fox, the name Sienna popped into my mind. I searched it up, and the name means the orange-red colour of burnt orange. I think that’s a good name for the fox, because it describes what colour it is. Of course, it depends on whether the fox is a girl or a boy!

    There’s actually lots of shades of sienna, but I think the fox would be more of a bright orange-red, and not a dark colour.

    I was thinking about the rhino’s name, here are my thoughts.

    Rhino: rhinos are part of the rhinocerotidae family, so “Tidae” might be a good name. “Pembe” could also potentially be a good name. It means “horn” in Swahili.

    Sayonara!
    Grace G

  16. Grace G says:

    Email transfer 3. sorry 🙁

    Hi SRC!

    I accidentally sent everything on the wrong email again, so I just copied everything and put it here. I must have short term memory or something!

    I’m really excited to be participating in this year’s Summer Reading Club! It’s awesome that you can get prizes for reading!

    I did the sorting hat quiz and I was in Gryffindor, or the Rhino’s team. I think I’m more like Hermione than Ron or Harry, though.

    When I was thinking about a name for the fox, the name Sienna popped into my mind. I searched it up, and the name means the orange-red colour of burnt orange. I think that’s a good name for the fox, because it describes what colour it is. Of course, it depends on whether the fox is a girl or a boy!

    There’s actually lots of shades of sienna, but I think the fox would be more of a bright orange-red, and not a dark colour.

    I was thinking about the rhino’s name, here are my thoughts.

    Rhino: rhinos are part of the rhinocerotidae family, so “Tidae” might be a good name. “Pembe” could also potentially be a good name. It means “horn” in Swahili.

    Sayonara for the third time!
    Grace G

  17. Grace G says:

    Hi everyone! 🙂

    These are my ideas for animal names.

    Fox:
    Kitsune/Kit. Kitsune is Japanese for Fox. Kit for short.
    Zorro. Female fox in Spanish. Only for a girl.
    Red. Because of the fox’s colour.

    Tiger:
    Tora. Japanese for tiger.
    Raja. More of a boy tiger’s name, but could be used for a girl.
    Akamai. Hawaiian for clever.

    Rhino:
    rhinos are part of the rhinocerotidae family, so “Tidae” might be a good name. “Pembe” could also potentially be a good name. It means “horn” in Swahili
    Raider. Just because.

    Wombat:
    Banjo. After Banko Patterson.
    Darwin. After the city. Boy or girl name.

    Grace G

  18. Jessica says:

    I do netball, but I only do coaching. Next year, at my new school Mentone Grammar, I am going to d a team. I am also going to do a holiday camp.

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