Make CityLibraries Townsville your summer something these holidays

Date published: 17 December 2020

Help your kids avoid a summer slide in literacy by making CityLibraries Townsville your summer something.

CityLibraries are packed with great activities for children to enjoy, including books to read, games to play, free WiFi and chill out zones to relax in with friends.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said it was important to keep children engaged during the summer school break.

“Literacy is a vital skill for our children to maintain throughout the school holidays, but there’s no need for it to be a chore. CityLibraries Townsville makes reading and writing fun,” Cr Greaney said.

“If you head to CityLibraries Townsville you can enjoy free books, computer games, WiFi and to enjoy the chill out zones designed for children and teens.

“Council has a list of 30 things to see and do for kids up to the age of 16, so check out Council’s website to work your way through the list these school holidays.”

But Cr Greaney said it wasn’t only kids who could get involved.

“Literacy is something the whole family should be invested in, whether it’s through reading stories with smaller children or discussing books that your teenagers are reading,” she said.

“Some kids don’t like reading novels, and that’s OK. Parents can encourage their children to check out parts of the newspaper with them, or to read magazines.

“CityLibraries Townsville has a range of magazines, comics, newspapers and nonfiction books that children can enjoy for free.”

Visit our CityLibraries web page to find your closest branch or learn more about CityLibraries Townsville.