BC Summer Reading Club 2013: Up, Up and Away!

This summer, kids in Sooke can take to the skies, voyage through space, and follow authors to other worlds.

Librarian Adrienne Wass reads to Madelyn Levay.

Librarian Adrienne Wass reads to Madelyn Levay.

This summer, kids in Sooke can take to the skies, voyage through space, and follow authors to other worlds.

As a summer program initiated by the Vancouver Island Regional Library, the Sooke museum invites kids of all ages to join the fun by participating in this year’s B.C. Summer Reading Club: Up, Up and Away!

The club offers a reading-tracking kit, that encourages children to read, record their reading, and redeem rewards. In addition, the Sooke Library will also host special family-oriented events in July and August. July begins with an Extreme Science Fun! Reading Club kick-off, a Butterflies and Ladybug Day, a session on how to Upcycle, special storytime with Farmer Dave, a backward glance at the history of Sooke, and a special superheroes event. August features fearsome pirates, rocket ships and a club wrap-up party at SEAPARC.

Sign-up is free and can be done online anytime by visiting http://virl.bc.ca/kids/books-stories/summer-reading-club. Kids receive a special kit to keep track of their reading. If they complete their reading log they are awarded a collectible medal.

The Club helps to maintain or improve reading skills while school is out by motivating kids to read regularly (or be read to). It makes reading fun, too, by inviting kids to read what they want. The expert staff at the Sooke Library Branch can help kids find just what they like, whether it’s a print book, audiobook, eBook, or magazine.

Summer Reading Club reaches more than 85,000 children throughout B.C. every summer and is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, with funding assistance from Libraries and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

For more information, call the Sooke library Branch at 250-642-3022, or visit the VIRL website at: www.virl.bc.ca.

 

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