The library is running a Summer Reading Club, a free program designed to encourage kids to read more.
“Registration for the library’s free and fun Summer Reading Club has begun! Kids get started with an activity package and we keep them motivated to read throughout the summer,” noted Sooke’s Librarian Andrienne Wass, adding there will “stickers, prize draws, activities and programs for all ages.”
There’s an additional incentive for children to read over the summer.
“Kids can reduce the fines owing on their account,” noted Wass. “That’s right – they can read down their fines, $5 per week up to $35.”
That’s the skinny. The details are in the full article from the Library website, provided as a courtesy below.
Kids Can “Build It” at the 2015 Summer Reading Club!
Kids everywhere are being invited to visit their local library to read, build, craft and create some fun at this year’s Summer Reading Club! The theme for 2015, “Build It”, encourages children ages 0-12 to visit their local library branch this summer to help them build their reading skills.
Click here to register or learn more about Summer Reading Club![sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Registration is free at your local branch or by visiting us online at virl.bc.ca/kids! Summer Reading Club officially kicks off on July 2nd and runs until August 22.
Children registered receive a free Summer Reading Club package with goodies including a reading record, a bookmark, a VIRL tattoo, stickers and a tape measure. Every time a child (or guardian) fills in seven lines of their reading record, they are entered into a weekly prize draw. Readers who finish their reading record will be eligible to receive a special Summer Reading Club medal and be entered into a grand prize draw!
This summer at Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), the Summer Reading Club also coincides with a new initiative offered by the library called Read Down Your Fines. Children participating in Summer Reading Club will have the opportunity to remove any fines they may have by reading them down. For every reading record page a child completes during Summer Reading Club, they are eligible to have up to $5 in fines (up to $35 total) removed from their library card. The Read Down Your Fines initiative was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2014 as another way to encourage children to visit their library and continue reading!
Participants can register for Summer Reading Club by visiting their local branch. You can also register online, or learn more, at virl.bc.ca/kids!
- Kids Can “Build It” at the 2015 Summer Reading Club!
- To find out more from the Sooke Library, call 250-642-3022, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the Sooke Library Branch (2065 Anna Marie Road)