It might be an activity around for hundreds of years, but reading is still as popular as ever.
Four-year-old Liam Janssen reads with his father every day.
Going to the library each week, the duo pick out a selection of 15 books from the display to take home and explore together throughout the week.
Liam is starting kindergarten at Norwood Primary School this year, and said he loved learning to read. His favourite author is Anh Do.
"He writes the ninja kid book [the Ninja Kid series] and HotDog," he said.
Library services officer Alice Imlach said Liam was one of thousands of children visiting libraries across the state as part of their summer holiday tradition.
"Our school holiday programs have been going for years, and we love seeing children keep reading over the summer," Ms Imlach said.
Libraries Tasmania has launched a new program this year, the Summer Read Around.
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"This year we've chosen the theme of reading around Tasmania," Ms Imlach said.
"The idea is that it's a self-paced program where children participate by choosing how much time they spend reading at each library - it's for every age and every ability so it can be anything from a picture book to a novel.
"It can be done virtually - parents don't need to spend the summer driving kids around the state, it's about encouraging children to keep connected with the library and their community."
With activities happening at libraries across the state, Ms Imlach said the Summer Read Around was one of many free programs available for families to access.
"Our activities link in with that Tasmanian theme, because the last year has been all about staying within the state and appreciating everything Tasmania has to offer," she said.
"All people need to do is come into their local library and pick up a pack and get started - the Summer Read around includes activities like bingo and a scavenger hunt to try and encourage families to explore the state together.
"A lot of people spend time at shacks and in caravans during the summer holidays, and we're really hoping that this might encourage them to become more familiar with libraries in their holiday areas - there are libraries in coastal and suburban areas, not just close in the city."
Other activities, including storytime and arts and craft, begin next week.
Parents and carers are encouraged to book in advance to ensure their child has a space in the class as numbers are limited.
More information can be found on the Libraries Tasmania website.
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