Bookworms still keen as a bean for summer as droids roll in

PERSON OF INTEREST: Orange City Librarian is calling people to the library's giant scrabble board for Summer Reading Club. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY 1201amlib1
PERSON OF INTEREST: Orange City Librarian is calling people to the library's giant scrabble board for Summer Reading Club. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY 1201amlib1

Orange City Library’s Summer Reading Club has clicked into gear, and is embracing 2017’s “game on” theme. 

As well as giant Scrabble, the library has set up two Nintendo Wiis, a physical I Spy enclosure and will set up a new ‘code club’.

The code club will be especially enticing to fans of the new Star Wars movie, with the library set to unveil some Sphero balls, which are similar to the droid BB8. 

There will of course still be something for bookworms, with the emphasis of the program still on reading, with prizes to give away per 10 books read. 

Orange City Librarian Sean Brady said Summer Reading Club was something the library has been running for “a few years now”.

“It’s about encouraging children to read and immersing people in literature itself,” he said.

“There are a number of competitions children and their families can register for.”

“You get bookmarks with tick lists to encourage kids to read as many books as they can, and there’s an immediate prize over the counter and also go in the draw for a major prize.”

The immediate prize is a rewards card which allows 10 free reservations in the library, and can go in the draw to win cardboard goggles that connect on a smartphone with Virtual Reality and 360 degree videos.

Readers also go in the draw to win national prizes such as iPods.

“Kids get involved in a big way, and parents get their kids involved in a big way.”