The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will hold its annual summer reading club for children. (Black Press file photo)

The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will hold its annual summer reading club for children. (Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Summer Reading Club begins at Summerland Library

Plenty of activities for children throughout the summer

It’s almost summer reading club time at the Summerland Library.

Staff are excited to be bringing back in person programs and activities to keep you busy all summer long. The theme of this year’s reading club is All Together Now and is suitable for children who have completed Kindergarten up to age 12, with a club for younger and older kids too.

Drop by the library beginning Tuesday, June 14, to register early.

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You will receive a bookmark, pencil, stickers and a reading log to help achieve your summer reading goals. Towards the end of the season, when the reading log is complete, a unique medal will be awarded to everyone who met their goal.

On Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., we will be having a special day of fun and games to celebrate Father’s Day. Outside on the Reader’s Terrace will be mini golf, bean bag toss, horseshoes and the ever popular plinko game. Bring the whole family and try your luck at these and other fun, self directed activities. Inside the library will be Keva blocks and other stations where you can sit comfortably and play together.

Check your summer schedule before you arrive because as a club member, you can participate in our free programs.

There are many to choose from but space is limited so make sure you don’t miss out.

These popular programs run on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

• Breathing and Moving together with Heartspace Yoga – July 5 and July 26

• Making a Buzz together – July 12 and July 19

• Online author and Illustrator Elaine Chen – July 13

• Exploring the Wild Side together with the Bug Guys – Aug. 2

• Indigenous stories with Helen Gallagher – Aug. 9

Don’t know what to read next? Check out any of the recommended book titles on the librarian-approved book list. We are here to make reading fun during your summer holiday.

And it’s not just for kids.

Adults can participate in their own summer reading club with help from the app Beanstack. Did I mention there will be prizes?

Drop by and check out what you can win just by participating in the 2022 summer reading club and remember we are All Together Now.

Caroline McKay is the community librarian at the Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

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