What is ReadUp?
ReadUp aims to encourage library membership for children; to encourage regular library use by children and families; and to promote reading and literacy.
Who can ReadUp?
How do I ReadUp?
Storytelling (for Under 5's):
Beaudesert Library - Wednesdays 9.30am - 10.30am
Tamborine Mountain Library - Wednesdays 10.30am - 11.30am
Boonah Library - Fridays 10am - 11am
Canungra Library - Mondays 9.30am - 10.30am
The summer reading club runs from December to January each year.
The program is a Queensland Government initiative and provides materials and activities to encourage children and young adults to discover great authors and illustrators of picture books, junior and young adult fiction and non-fiction. Literary and creative activities, both online and in your library, aim to encourage a love of reading and ongoing multi-literacy skills development amongst Queensland children, young people and their families.
There are also some great prizes to be won from the State Library of Queensland as incentives to get kids motivated to read.
The program is strongly supported by:
Aims of the Summer Reading Club include:
For further information visit your local library or mobile library. Alternatively, you can visit http://www.summerreadingclub.org.au for direct access to the program, book reviews, interactive activities and to register.
|Reading Bug |
Our friendly volunteers are at the Beaudesert Library every Tuesday during school term to read to your child, listen to them read, and talk with them about their book choices.
Our priority on Tuesdays is reading. It is vital for success at school and in life—just 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference.
Kids may need to wait for a turn to read with a volunteer. While waiting, you can read quietly, do homework, reserve a library PC, read with a parent or carer or discover other library activities.
Tuesdays, 3.30 to 4.30 pm
Scenic Rim Libraries offer a number of services for schools and early childhood centres.
|Institutional membership |
Scenic Rim Libraries offer Institutional Membership for schools and early childhood centres. Institutional members may participate in our bulk borrowing scheme – enjoying more resources for longer loan periods. Institutional members, as well as teachers and early childhood educators, are also able to borrow from our range of storytelling resources.
|Bulk loan scheme |
Institutional members may participate in our bulk loan scheme. Loans of up to 50 items are available and may be borrowed for an entire term. Resources can be collected and returned to your nearest branch. Contact our Young People's Librarian or download our Library Services for Schools PDF for more information.
Bulk loan scheme enquiry form (pdf)
|Visiting the library |
Bringing a class to your local library is an ideal opportunity for you and your students to:
|Storytelling resources |
Our libraries have a collection of puppets, toys and storyboards available to support storytelling. Kits are available for loan to schools, teachers and early childhood educators.
Queensland Museum loans
QM Loans kits contain museum specimens and artefacts with resources that support:
Kits can be sent to your nearest branch library. Download the current schedule from the Queensland Museum's website: www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/Learning+Resources/QM+Loans
|Teacher Librarians |
Scenic Rim Libraries acknowledge the valuable contribution of Teacher Librarians to education and young people. We are always keen to hear from school library staff interested in partnering with libraries or suggestions of how we might support school libraries.
For further information on our programs for young people and schools please contact:
Young People's Librarian
07 5540 5953