Read with the library this summer

The Summer Reading Club at the library begins soon and registration starts July 3

Summer is almost here, and that means Summer Reading Club at the Library is about to begin.

The Summer Reading Club provides elementary school children with incentives to make reading an integral part of their holiday and encourages them to practice and improve their reading skills while school is out.

The theme for this year’s program is Strange…But True. Each week will feature titles that will expose young readers to different genres — science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, mystery, adventure, poetry, folk and fairy tales, jokes, humour, and more.

Children who sign up receive a fun registration package with a bookmark, stickers, trinkets, and a reading record book in which they are encouraged to keep track of the books they have read.

When they finish their reading record, children are eligible to receive a special Summer Reading Club medal and, at the end of the summer, attend a wind-up party to celebrate reading success.

Registration for the free summer reading programs starts on July 3, but kids can register any time in July. Parents are encouraged to register their children early.

Kids use their own library card or their parent’s, which is available free of charge at all local library branches. Parents need to show valid ID and sign their child’s card. They can also apply online.

Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the BC Library Association and Vancouver Island Regional Library, with assistance from the Libraries and Literacy Branch, Ministry of Education.

For more information about Summer Reading Club, check out  www.virl.bc.ca, or contact your local library.

 

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