The State Library of Queensland’s Reading Adventure Club is a fun way to get kids excited about reading, with weekly challenges to kick-start their imaginations and chances to win great prizes. Although the challenges are posted weekly, they can be completed anytime. You can also join the Club as a family and complete the challenges together! It’s a great platform to explore whether your child is learning from home or school at the moment.
For those working at home, remember that staying at home doesn’t mean students can’t explore new worlds. Stories can take children on journeys near and far, introduce new people and characters, places and ideas and take their imagination somewhere new and exciting! The Reading Adventure Club is suitable for children of all ages (though younger members of the family might need some help from an adult).
The Reading Adventure Club is free to join. Sign up using the online form and get started straight away. Weekly video challenges are shared on the website and Facebook page and you can also join (or get parents/caregivers to join) the Facebook group. Those who log their challenges on the website will go into the draw to win prizes.
Here are some of the challenges already posted:
- Read aloud to someone you know
- Read a book whose author/illustrator’s first or last name starts with the same letter as your first or last name
- Pick a recipe from a cookbook, magazine or website and make it with or for your family
- Read outside!
A space to rave about reading adventures!
The Gallery is a place for students to share their artwork by including an illustration of:
- the cover of a book they’ve read,
- a place they would like to explore,
- their reading adventures
- and of course lots more.
Here students are invited to practice their creative writing skills. In this online, safe space, students can post their stories for feedback from Club members near and far. Please keep the word count to 500 words or less.
See here for the Terms and Conditions of the Reading Adventure Club.
Happy reading and writing!
Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services