Summer read may win an iPod shuffle

THE Blacktown City Libraries' seventh Summer Reading Program is running over December and January encouraging everyone to read.

Entry is free and the more that participants read, the more chances they have of winning.

Around 9831 books were read by 616 participants last summer. There are three categories to enter.

The Summer Reading Program for children aged up to 11 years.

Participants will need to keep a reading log and those who read two or more books will be entered into a prize draw to win a book pack.

Tokens with each participant's name will be displayed on a "congratulations wall" at their local branch library when they have read five books.

Participants who read 10 books will be invited to a presentation evening in March.

What to Read, Better Read Than Dead is for 12- to 18-year-olds.

Entry is open for reading books, blogs, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines and news.

Every time participants read, they fill in an entry form, drop it into any branch library, and they will go into the draw to win one of four iPod shuffles.

Participants will be invited to the What to Read, Better Read Than Dead Showcase event in March.

Summer Reading Program for adults:

Entry is open to ages 18 years plus. Entry is open for reading books, audiobooks, eBooks and magazines.

Adults could win an iPad mini by submitting an entry form each time they read.

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