Avid readers Participants the 2012 Summer Reading Club at the Summerland Library received medals last week. The recipients were Philip Atkinson

Avid readers Participants the 2012 Summer Reading Club at the Summerland Library received medals last week. The recipients were Philip Atkinson

Summer Reading Club medals given

The 2012 Summer Reading Club came to a close last week with a record 257 children between the ages of five and 12 in the club.

The 2012 Summer Reading Club came to a close last week with a record 257 children between the ages of five and 12 in the club. Many club members read more consistently throughout the summer than ever before. In a ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 28, 97 club members were awarded for achieving their reading goal.

Special guest included Mayor Janice Perrino, RCMP Cst. Adam Ruttan, Tim Gordon of the Royal Bank, Josh Roberts of Murray’s Pizza and the Friends of the Summerland Library.

Cst. Ruttan led the oath to swear in the club members: “We, the Library Private-Eyes, pledge to you (and the awesome librarians of the Summerland Library), to investigate all things Strange but True, from this day forward, to follow the quest for knowledge, today and always, To expand my mind through reading every day, and lastly to share the incredible world of books with everyone I know, now and forever.”

The library staff would like to thank the Royal Bank for donating and presenting the medals, Murray’s Pizza for the pizza-incentive coupons and the Friends of the Library for their support.

Books suggested for fall

Now is the perfect time to drop in to the library and start that fall reading list.  The library staff have done loads of reading over the summer. Here are a few favourites:

Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Everything was Goodbye by Gurjinder Basran   (winner of the ‘Search for the Great B.C. Novel contest 2011)

Moon over Marrakech by Nazneen Sheikh

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain