FAMILIES will celebrate all that’s good about reading at the Peninsula Reads Family Fun Day, Village Green, Rosebud, on Sunday 14 February.
The day will show what is happening with books on the Mornington Peninsula and offer a range of free activities, resources and takeaway books.
Entertainment will suit families and the day will showcase how the community embraces and supports reading and literacy.
Activities include sliding on the inflatable Jurassic Park, or patting a real lizard or crocodile. Those preferring little furry creatures can join the petting zoo. There will be a sausage sizzle and live entertainment by school children and dance clubs.
Create your own boomerang, have your body painted with henna or glitter, and join in the fun with free “Life Be in It” games.
Dromana CFA will demonstrate a live rescue by cutting up a car at 12.30pm.
“Peninsula Reads is designed to improve literacy levels of families across the shire,” the mayor Cr Graham Pittock said.
“Its collaborative approach supports and involves families, early childhood services, schools and the community at large – all of whom have a role to play in promoting literacy and ensuring access to resources that promote literacy development.”
Peninsula Reads committee chair Cr Antonella Celi encouraged families to come along. “The Australian Book of World Records is offering us an opportunity to have the most people reading a book at the same time,” she said.
“Those attending can also take home a free Disney book and CD. So grab a book, enjoy the activities and celebrate the many fun things about reading,” she said.
Peninsula Reads Family Fun Day is 10am-2pm, Rosebud Village Green, 932 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud foreshore (opposite 9th Av).