August – have you Hooked a Book yet?

As we turn another page……. a campaign update #hookintobooks

Have you caught a reader yet? There’s $1000 up for grabs and one Flexi is going to take it out. Are your young people reading? Show us! Send those pics via email or upload them to the Y+ Foundation FB account and TAG #catchaflexireader. The flexi with the most catches WINS.

The Flexi Travelling Suitcase is on it’s first adventure with IPSWICH FLC! Who wouldn’t want to be in Paradise right 😉! A big thanks to Tash and the crew at Ipswich for inviting the suitcase into flexi and for embracing the idea for all the young people.

Did you know that the suitcase can visit your Flexi for FREE for a month! The only thing we ask is that you forward it onto the next Flexi in line (approx. $25 with Australia Post- Australia wide). And, it’s not just text- books – its resources, teaching guides and audio-books. Worth the LOOK!

17 -23 August marks Book Week! Do you remember participating in the book week parade when you were at school? This year’s theme is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’! I understand that engaging older students in book week can be tricky – however everyone loves an opportunity to dress up, and lots of opportunities to share with our young people the stories we remember as kids, the stories that impacted us, changed us, moved us! – here a few ideas:

·       Children’s Books Council Australia – Book Week Resources here

·       Teach Starter is a subscription based blog with some fab Book Week resources here, amongst many other things. It’s well worth checking out

·       The Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network book, which you can purchase here in digital or print form

Choose your own Adventure’ Young Writers Workshops. Sam Wheeler (Ambassador) and I made a trip to the Bowen Outreach program to chat and design this program! We look forward to sharing our adventures with the Flexi- network  – with the anticipation of one day expanding the programs further.


Flexi- Anthology Do you have a young person who enjoys writing? Or even illustrating! Would they be interested in contributing to our Flexi-Anthology of short stories? We would love nothing more than to provide a space for young people to have their work honoured and shared, by contributing to a professional  published book– written, illustrated and owned by flexi!


Join us ’For Reading Out -Loud In celebration of Book Week – through to Literacy Week in September – we are encouraging everyone to get involved in the ‘For Reading Out-Loud’ online event. Help us fill our FB page with short reviews and videos – sharing our favourite reads! All it takes is a few minutes to share a review –

  • Show us your book!
  • Share a little insight into why it’s a good read
  • Read/share an exciting/interesting/engaging paragraph or two!

Keep the reading up and get your young folk involved! #hookintobooks

Megan HallAugust – have you Hooked a Book yet?