Summer Reading Club

Motion in Commotion

 

About the Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is a free program offered by public libraries across the province. Each summer, approximately 85,000 children participate by signing up for reading records and/or joining in the weekly programs that promote literacy and a love of reading. Studies show that summer reading clubs motivate kids to read regularly, so they help to maintain or improve reading skills while school is out. They make reading fun, too. Kids may read whatever they like, wherever they wish.

All school-aged children are welcome to join. We encourage every child of every reading ability to open a book that is perfect for them!

Weekly Programs Begin July 10th!

Join us for book-talks, games, crafts, and other fun summer activities around our summer theme of Motion Commotion at our summer programs, which your child can attend once a week.

Weekly sign up for the FREE Summer Reading Club programs will take place starting at 10am on the Friday before each program. This will give every child a chance to attend the Summer Reading Club Programs.

How to Register:

By Phone: Call the Summer Reading Club staff at (604) 892 3110 ext. 5301.

By Email: Send an email to kidsreadingclub@squamish.ca with your child’s name and age, the program you would like to register for, and a phone number where you can be reached during the program. Please note that this is not an automatic registration. You will receive an email to confirm whether there is space or not. Sometimes the program you want will be full but we will do our best to have enough spaces each week for everyone.

In Person: Visit the Summer Reading Club desk in the Children’s section of the library, or the front desk.

Week Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
Week 4

July 31

6-8 year olds

2-3pm

Aug 1

9-12 year olds

2-3:30pm

Aug 2

6-8 year olds

2-3pm

Aug 4

6-12 year olds

2-3pm

Week 5

August 7

6-8 year olds

2-3pm

August 8

9-12 year olds

2-3:30pm

August 9

6-8 year olds

2-3pm

August 11

6-12 year olds

2-3pm

Week 6

August 14

6-8 year olds

2-3pm

August 15

9-12 year olds

2-3:30pm

August 16

6-8 year olds

2-3pm

August 18

6-12 year olds

2-3pm

Week 7

August 21

6-8 year olds

2-3p

August 22

9-12 year olds

2-3:30pm

August 23

6-8 year olds

2-3pm

August 25

6-12 year olds

2-3pm

Special Events – Please register

July 12: BC author Bronwyn Preece is coming to talk about writing and her books “Gulf Islands Alphabet” and “Off-the-Grid Kid”. Come and find out about what goes into to writing a book!

July 28: Pico’s Puppet Palace presents “Pico and the Golden Lagoon.” This is a fun puppet show that will appeal to all ages of children.

SRC Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child can’t update their record every week? 

Just come when you can. We will update your child’s reading record and give them catch-up stickers.

Do we only have to read books from the library? 

No! Your child may record any books that they read over the summer.

How does my child win prizes? What are the prizes?

Each week that your child comes to the library to update their reading record, they will be entered into our weekly draw prize. Prizes include books, passes to Brennan Park, t-shirts, and other cool gear.

Do we have to go to the programs to be part of the club?

No! Everyone who gets a reading record is part of the club. If you want to come to the programs, that is an extra bonus!

THANK YOU: The Squamish Public Library Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association and your local public library with the funding from the Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education, as well as generous businesses throughout the community. Please  check out our sponsor ‘Thank You’ wall in the children’s section of the library. 

UNATTENDED CHILDREN POLICY: The Squamish Public Library welcomes children to attend programs and to use the library to the fullest. However, Library staff cannot assume responsibility for supervising children when a program is not in session. Parents and/or guardians should be aware that the library is a public place and, as such, is open to all members of the community. Therefore, children should not be left unattended on the premises.