The end of the school year is near. You know what this means? Summer Reading Club! A great way to keep your kids reading over the summer months, this reading club is full of incentives and all around good fun.
This year’s theme is Build It. Build it indeed. Build that imagination. Build on reading, spelling and vocabulary. Build on the foundation that has been set this past school year.
The BC Summer Reading Club is available at most libraries in the Lower Mainland. Kids who sign up are given a Reading Record and calendar so they can record the title and author of every book they read. They are encouraged to read and record 15 minutes of reading every day. If they read for 7 days, they get to choose a sticker for their reading record (there are 7 stickers to be collected). If they read for 49 days, they get a medal. They also get to feel an accomplishment of completing such a challenge.
The BC Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association and your local library. The Province of British Columbia, through Libraries Branch, the Ministry of Education and the RBC Foundation support this initiative. In order to continue support for this in future, the BC Summer Reading Club asks you to ‘consider sending thank you notes to your local RBC branch, the Minister of Education, and your library board’ to show your appreciation.
I think I’m more excited than my kids! I took them to the Fraser Valley Regional Library to get signed up. My eldest is just learning to read on her own and is taking this challenge very seriously. My youngest was a wee bit jealous that she was not given the same challenge as her sister – she requires me to read to her. I am pretty sure this is exactly as it should be and I’m looking forward to watching them progress.
To find the reading program near you, I’ve linked the information here:
Burnaby Public Libraries, Fraser Valley Regional Library, New Westminster Public Library, North Vancouver City Library,North Vancouver District Public Library, Richmond Public Library, Surrey Libraries, Vancouver Public Libraries, and West Vancouver Memorial Library.
If you want your child to write a letter of appreciation, they can be directed to:
Honourable Peter Fassbender
PO Box 9045 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9E2
Or your local RBC branch or library.
Happy reading everyone!