Summer Reading Club
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‘Have your say’ Posts

Summer Reading Club – Book Count

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Dylan | 9 ACT



I am really enjoying the Summer Reading Club but I would like to see the book count updated everyday to see how close we are to the target.

Thank you.

Summer Reading Club Challenge – Fantastic!

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Amelia | 11 NSW


This is my first year of the SRC challenge – I love it.

I asked my friends if they would enjoy making up our own little book club and where having trouble deciding on a book to read. Can anyone help us?

SRC inspired me to try and make this club with my friends. I love reading and writing,

I’m super creative and love challenging myself to do better in all areas. This has helped me improve my reading.

Each year I create a list of all the books I read that year (in 2017 i read 109 chapter books).

Reading is great fun and I still have time to do everything else and read.

A big thanks to all the people that helped create the SRC. It’s great.

I have entered all the online activities.

Thanks again.

Summer Reading Club Suggestions

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Elsa | 6 TAS


Hi there,

We have loved the Summer Reading Club challenge – thank you so much for putting it together!

It has really benefited our family this summer – kids and parents alike!

Just a few friendly suggestions I’d like to put forth:

– it’d be great if there were some way to keep a tally of how many books each child/member has read. Unfortunately I’ve lost track once logged online but I think it’d be great motivation for the kids… whether they set a goal to reach at the start, foster a bit of healthy competition between siblings/friends and/or celebrate a concrete achievement at the end.

– Perhaps outside of your control but, would be nice if all library staff/volunteers were aware of the SRC. We often visit 3 different local libraries here in Northern Tasmania and, unless it was the head of children’s Librarian at Launceston LINC, many staff or volunteers didn’t know much about the program.

There was quite a bit of confusion as to whether the paper log needed to be submitted or not if the books were already logged online. It would just be great to see it better promoted to encourage kids reading, parents and kids spending time engaged together. Looking through your webpage, I can see you put together lots of great activities and challenges that probably didn’t get the attention they deserved!

Many thanks.

Thanks for another great Summer Reading Club!

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Madi | 11 TAS


Hi everyone.

It is the second last day of the SRC and I just thought I should say thank you to all the lovely people who make this happen so a huge round of applause for all the people who organised this and made it happen and thank you to librarians all over Australia for supporting it and adding activities.

So another round of applause. Thank you to the SRC team who organise this and add up everyone’s blog posts and short stories and the rest. Another round of applause goes to them.

Also a huge thank you to the State Library of Queensland for organising and answering everyone’s questions. So huge thank you! Thank you so much!

And another thank you to the people who participated! Thank you so much SRC for making reading fun and making the SRC enjoyable and fun!

Thanks everyone.

Best Wishes for future! Please keep doing the SRC for years to come! I’m sure everyone who participated would agree! Am I Right?

Great job to all the people who win and good luck and keep trying to the people who don’t just remember never give up! Three cheers to everyone who made this happen!


Summer Reading Club Theme

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Daniella | 8 SA


I would like to suggest “Blinky Bill” / Australia theme for the next SRC

Great Summer Reading Club Challenge

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Lauren | 17 VIC


I love the Summer Reading Club challenge and have been a part of it for many years now.

I love the prizes you get when you read so many books and think it is a great way to get all involved.

I think that libraries should have more stock though so that do not run out and that all libraries get involved with activities.

I love the online club with so many competitions and activities and writing to get involved in…

I did not know about it until this year though. Overall I think it has been a great summer.

Some things I think that could be improved;

Have more activities for older age groups to engage with or all age groups together and possibly extend the age range to young adults in a separate reading challenge or something to get more people involved and those who have been a part of this for years.

SRC Collateral

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Ann-Maree | 123 QLD


Congrats SRC- the collateral produced each year continues is stylish and immensely collectible!

An idea…

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Kiana | 12 VIC



For the 5 past years I have been part of SRC.

I’ve loved everything about it: the amazing prizes and fun activities.

Now I feel like I have something to say…

Next year I would love the theme to be called ‘Pen to Paper’

In my past experience I have not heard of anything like this before.

This theme inspires children and their creative writing minds.

It will help aspiring writers, cause hey, we’ve all got some writing joy in us somewhere!

I hope you consider my idea.


Kiana Jackson


Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Marina | 14 VIC


Can I put books that I have not borrowed from the library on to the Game On reading log?

Theme Suggestion

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Tsia En | 10 NSW


Hi SRC!!!

I think next’s year theme should be about sports!

Anyway I think your way of encouraging kids to read is such an awesome idea!!!