Gosford City Reads 2012
A Gosford City Council initiative promoting early childhood literacy throughout our community
Gosford City Reads 2012 will be held during the week beginning Monday 13 August to Friday 24 August 2012.
The Children's Book Council of Australia's Book Week theme for 2012 is "Champions Read".
Please register your event using the form below.
Listed below are some ideas from last year's Gosford City Reads that you may find useful.
Simple dramatisation of a picture book Incorporate music Music safari Teddy bears picnic School students read to children Book swap/Donation to charity Tie in event with Kinder/preschool transition/Dad's breakfast Grandparents reading Family fun reading time-groups in library Invite local business people to read Pyjama party in the morning in the library Themed party where you can share a book Offer a raffle Offer free food Invite community serives to event eg. surf live savers, fire brigade, police on bikes, PCYC, Council's environment officer Organise author visit, storytellers Book Club day Enlist a community organisation to sponsor event or give aways such as library bag High school drama goups perform a story TAFE/Uni early childhood students assist with reading Keep your event simple, economic, sustainable Create a competition: eg photo of the best place to read, email in, display in shopping centre Local history photos of people reading-creat a DVD slideshow with backing music to send to schools "Drop everything and read" for Gosford- evening, turn off TV; share book read on website Advertise widely: Radio, newspaper, Council's home page