Seventeen Gunnedah youngsters have been rewarded for their commitment to reading.
The youth are participants in Gunnedah Shire Library’s 1000 Books After School program and received certificates for reading milestones of 50, 100, 250 and 500 books from Gunnedah shire mayor Jamie Chaffey.
Cr Chaffey said the program was “unique” and thanked parents, guardians and grandparents for embracing the program.
1000 Books After School program is aimed at primary-aged children and was introduced in 2016 following the success of the 1000 Books Before School program, which was launched in 2015.
In 2016, librarian Christiane Birkett said the after school program had been introduced because parents had been asking about reading activities for their older children.
Children who received certificates on Wednesday were Chloe Alloway (50 books), Dominic Alloway (50 books), Fraser James (50 books), Indy Aldridge (50 and 100 books), Cheyenne Aldridge (50 and 100 books), Abdul Reyman (50 and 100 books), Dylan Ryman (50 and 100 books), Ava Mackley (50 books), Edie Mackley (50 and 100 books), Lacey Head (50 and 100 books), Zoe Head (50 and 100 books), Chloe Day (250 and 500 books), Harley Mills (50 books), Dallas Mills (50 books), Darcy Mills (50 books), Maddison Thomson (100 books) and Harry Thomson (100 books).
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