Walk on the Wild Side during summer reading club

Reading club is an annual initiative of the Vancouver Island Regional Library

Kids are invited to scurry, slither, and soar down to the Vancouver Island Regional Library to Walk on the Wild Side during Summer Reading Club.

Reading club is an annual initiative that encourages children, to visit their local library to help build and maintain their reading skills during the summer months.

“It’s really important for kids to get outside, get active, and have fun during the summer,” says VIRL executive director Rosemary Bonanno. “But it’s also so important for them to maintain their reading skills while they’re not in school. With reading club, we make it fun to keep reading right through the summer break — and a little bit of reading each day goes a long way.”

Registration for reading club includes a package with a reading record, bookmark, stickers, and other goodies. Every time a child completes one page of their reading record, they can enter a weekly prize draw. Readers who finish their entire reading record are eligible to receive a special reading club medal and enter a prize draw.

This summer, VIRL is also offering Read Down Your Fines as part of reading, where children can remove their library fines by reading them down. For every reading record page a child completes during reading club, they are eligible to have up to $5 in fines removed from their library card.

Summer Reading Club and Read Down Your Fines runs until Aug. 22. Registration is free at the library, or online at virl.bc.ca/summer-reading-club.