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Western forecourt, 1300SMILES Stadium
When: Saturday 19 August, 5pm-7.30pm
What’s on:

  • Community organisation: CityLibraries – Dads Read program
  • Craft activities – making football drums and colouring-in; story books to read!
  • Join as a LGIAsuper Howdy Club member and get your howdy hat! 
  • Returning LGIAsuper Howdy Club members – pick up your Cowboys hand clapper!
  • Free kids' activities, thanks to Amusements Plus


CityLibraries is inviting all dads to visit LGIAsuper Community Hub on Saturday night, with Hub activities focusing on the importance of reading to children and early years’ literacy with fathers being key role models.

Dads Read is an early childhood literacy initiative developed by the State Library of Queensland to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of fathers and families reading with their children, particularly in their early developmental years.

Participating Queensland public libraries run free, fun, Dads Read Storytime events and activities to encourage dads to get reading with their children.

Children and Youth Services Librarian Jo Branson said the program recognises the vital role dads play in helping children develop reading skills.

“We're at the game to have conversations with families and fathers about reading, learning through play and the promotion of CityLibraries Townsville programs for children aged 0-5 years,” Ms Branson said.

“The vision of CityLibraries is to enable ‘Connections for Life’ with our primary mission to work with our community to connect people, information, learning and lifestyle.”

LGIAsuper is proud to be able to support CityLibraries, who have served the local community for over 75 years, so be sure to visit the Hub and learn more about the various community programs your local library has to offer.

For more information on CityLibraries Townsville programs for children and young adults, visit


Drop by the Hub this Saturday and scan your Howdy Club card to get your claptastic LGIAsuper Cowboys clapper (while stocks last)! Then, get social by following LGIAsuper on social media and posting your photos with your Howdy Club merch, tagging #nqhowdyclub.