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Bingo fun for young readers at Goulburn Valley Libraries

By Tara Whitsed

Read a book with a one word title or read an information book.

These are just two of the tasks on Goulburn Valley Libraries’ summer reading bingo square, which children are being encouraged to take up these school holidays.

The 16 squares each have a different reading task and children must cross off four squares in a row to receive a small prize.

GV Libraries children and youth services librarian Emma Kennedy said the bingo was aimed at primary school-aged children, but children of any age could take part.

‘‘We are hoping this program will encourage children to try different types of books — fiction, non-fiction, graphic and audio,’’ she said.

‘‘It also encourages reading to others, as well as reading in different places or environments.’’

Ms Kennedy said if a child completed their reading record, they could enter the main prize draw to win an iPod touch.

‘‘Entry forms are available in all GV Library branches as well as being available for download on our website,’’ she said.

For information, visit www.gvlibraries.com.au