Delta libraries launch summer reading club

Province-wide program encourages children to read during the school break.

Preschoolers, kids, teens and adults alike are invited to join in this year’s Summer Reading Club at Delta libraries beginning Sunday, June 12.

Summer Reading Club reaches more than 85,000 children and families in British Columbia every summer and is sponsored by the B.C. Library Association with funding assistance from the Public Library Services Branch, the Ministry of Education and local public libraries.

This year’s theme, “Savour Each Word!” encourages kids and teens to gobble up some good reads during the summer months.

Participants who join this free summer program will receive a colourful reading record and bookmark to get started on a summer filled with delicious reading experiences.

Kids can collect stickers as they reach their reading goals, and reading club members may receive a coveted Summer Reading Club medal in recognition of their achievements. Preschoolers will be presented with a ribbon for their efforts as members of the Read–To-Me portion of the club. Throughout July and August, families can take part in the many exciting Summer Reading Club programs and contests being offered at the libraries.

This entertaining and educational province-wide program encourages children to read over the summer holidays in order to maintain and develop their reading skills. Studies show that voluntary reading and read-aloud experiences are the top factors in establishing strong, successful reading habits.

Teens who join the Teen Reading Club have the opportunity to win one of 6 amazing prizes – netbook computers, digital camcorders and eBook readers. Participants may also choose to take part in the online Teen Reading Club, http://www.teensrc.ca/, an interactive website that invites club members to write book reviews, engage in group discussions and win prizes.

And not to be left out, adults are once again being offered their  own reading club. This year, adults can “Read for Luck” during the Adult Summer Reading Club and receive  a simple reading record to keep track of their summer reading experiences, the opportunity to win prizes, and best of all, fortune cookies stuffed with literacy quotations.

For more information, drop by or call your local Delta library:

• George Mackie Library, 8440 – 112 St., 604-594-8155

• Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51 St., 604-946-6215

• Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 St., 604-943-2271

 

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