Summer Reading Club
A little bit different; still a whole lot of fun!
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!
Online registration is available at www.bcsrc.ca. Just click on the “join here” button and follow the easy directions. You can record your reading online all summer and still be eligible to get a medal upon completion.
Check out the www.bcsrc.ca for lots of online fun. There will be weekly activities, puzzles, games, quizzes, contests and more.
The Squamish Public Library also has its own blog for even more Summer Reading fun! It can be found at https://squamishlibrarysrc.wordpress.com/. Check out the FAQ page for helpful tips and be sure to come back weekly for new content!
Special Events – Ask An Astronomer
There are already two scheduled virtual visits with an astronomer from the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Ask her questions in real-time on July 15th or August 12th from 2:30-3:00 PM.
Through our new Library Takeout, you will still be able to get a physical reading record. You can do either version (online or physical) or both! The SRC package will include the reading record, bookmark, stickers for the entire summer of reading, and a special night sky surprise. Allocate yourself a sticker after each week of reading (or ask a parent to do this!)
You can also put books on hold for pick up. If you don’t know exactly what you want, you can get help from our SRC summer staff member.
Visit our website to find out how to use Library Takeout. SRC packages will be available at the end of June (to stay up to date, sign up for our e-newsletter by going to our website or follow us on Facebook).
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.