The Summerland library will hold a one-day readathon on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. From left are librarian Sue Kline

Summerland Library holds day of reading

To celebrate Family Literacy Day, the Summerland Library will hold Read Around the Clock, a 12-hour day of reading on Jan. 26.

To celebrate Family Literacy Day, the Summerland Library will hold Read Around the Clock, a 12-hour day of reading on Jan. 26.

The 12-hour day will begin at 9 a.m. Throughout the day, readers will read a variety of material from history to poetry to spooky stories.

Earlier, readers were invited to share a favorite story or poem during the day.

Library staff said the response from the community was strong, with every spot during the day filled.

This is the first time the library has held a reading marathon.


Reading schedule

9 a.m. Poems based on Looking Into Ice — Grade 3 school visit with local author Jeremy Hiebert

10 a.m. The Color of Water — biography

10:30 a.m. Slumach’s Gold – B.C. gold mining story

10:45 a.m. The Hockey Sweater – Children’s story. School class visit

11 a.m. Winter stories and poetry for children — school class visit

11:30 a.m. Children’s stories — school class visit

Noon Cremation of Sam McGee — poetry

12:15 p.m. Persian Folktale

12:30 p.m. Women and Literacy — our stories

12:45 p.m. “Whole Heart Whole Horse”

1 p.m. Adult Fiction

1:15 p.m. Wombat Stew — Readers’ theatre

1:30 p.m. Stories for Kinder-garteners

2 p.m. Origin of Death — Aboriginal folktale

2:15 p.m. Into the Hearth of the Country — Historical fiction

2:30 p.m. Adult Fiction — Museum tales

2:45 p.m. Local history with local author Don Gayton

3 p.m. The Hockey Sweater – Children’s story

3:15 p.m. The  Gruffalo – Child-ren’s story

3:30 p.m. Something from Nothing — Jewish Folktale

4:15 p.m. Ukrainian Folktales with local author Danny Evanishan

4:30 p.m. The Library Dragon read by Mayor Janice Perrino

4:45 p.m. Animal Stories

5:15 p.m. The Elephant’s Child – Rudyard Kipling story

5:30 p.m. Imogene’s Antlers – Children’s story

5:45 p.m. Gros Grognon – French children’s story

6 p.m. The Lorax – Beavers and Sparks visit

6:15 p.m. Penguin Stories

6:30 p.m. Stories for kids

7 p.m. Tall Tales – Scouts visit

7:15 p.m. Horrible Histories

7:30 p.m. Summerland Scribes – original material

8 p.m. Robert Service – great for teens and adults

8:30 p.m. Vagabond Tales

8:45 p.m. The Hunger Games



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