Summer’s here, time to read
Summer’s here, and it’s time for kids to read—whether it be books, magazines (hint hint), newspapers, comics, or cookbooks. The British Columbia Library Association and local public libraries have just launched Summer Reading Club 2012 with the theme Strange…But True?
Children from pre-school to age 12 are invited to join up, record their reading for the summer, and be eligible to earn fun prizes. The first step is to visit your local library and pick up a “self-paced reading record” then read for at least 20 minutes each day and record the books. Children who can’t read yet may include stories that have been read to them. (I can say from experience that children enjoy sharing British Columbia Magazine—the science articles are a big hit at our house.)
Older children can read to their siblings—or their bears.
Now, there is only one thing my two kids like more than reading—and that is prizes, so I will be picking up a Summer Reading Record today at my Greater Victoria branch. Details on the Vancouver Public Library’s Summer Reading Club events can be found here. Visit your local library’s website for your community’s details on this province-wide initiative. The Fraser Valley Regional Library even has a summer reading club for adults!