Year One Reading Club has returned to The Hills Shire Library Service to inspire Year One students to become habitual readers. Students who join the Club will receive a logbook and a sticker each time they visit their local library branch and borrow.

After receiving two stickers, club members will begin to collect rewards. Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the Year One Reading Club was a great way to help students improve on their reading skills, and to develop and grow their imaginations through literature. “Reading is an important tool in improving both academic and social performance, as well as reducing stress and improving concentration,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Becoming a habitual reader from an early age prepares children for the future, including improving their knowledge, expanding their vocabulary, improving their memory and analytical thinking skills. “Reading is also a great way to learn more about the world and to have fun in the process,” Mayor Byrne added.

To join the Year One Reading Club, head to one of The Hills Shire Library branches from March 1.

For more information, visit www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search for “library” in thesearch tab.