With school letting out for the summer, kids can keep up their reading skills at their local library as the Vancouver Island Regional Library launches its Summer Reading Club.
The club provides motivation for young readers by offering:
•Materials (prizes, reading records, stickers) so kids can track their reading
•A Summer Reading Club website with lots of reading related information, games and activities;
•Medals for all children who complete a reading record;
•Wind-up parties at the library to celebrate Summer Readers’ success; and
•Supportive library staff to help kids enjoy reading.
There are two programs on offer to support different reading levels; the Summer Reading Club, for independent readers in Kindergarten to Grade 7 and Read to Me, for pre-schoolers and children who cannot yet read independently.
This year’s theme is Up, Up and Away! Kids will take to the skies, voyage through space, and follow authors to other worlds. Aspiring aeronauts will launch their careers, young superheroes will rise to the occasion, and fans of fantasy will be floating on air.
To make reading fun and easy to incorporate into summer travel and vacation plans, children can borrow books from – and return books to – any of the 38 library branches located throughout Vancouver Island (except Victoria), Haida Gwaii, and Bella Coola on the mainland central coast.
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.
Registration begins at the beginning of July. Make sure you drop by your
local library and get involved!