Summer is the time for reading at the library

Vancouver Island Regional Library invites kids of all ages to join the fun

This summer, kids across the province will take to the skies, voyage through space, and follow authors to other worlds.

Vancouver Island Regional Library invites kids of all ages to join the fun by participating in this year’s BC Summer Reading Club: Up, Up and Away!

Sign-up is free and can be done online starting June 18 by visiting http://virl.bc.ca/kids/books-stories/summer-reading-club. Kids receive a special kit to keep track of their reading. If they complete their reading log they are awarded a collectible medal at a ceremony on August 23, 2013, which will include entertainment by Trent Arterberry. Starting July 3, the the Campbell River library will be having weekly events at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, including crafts, superheroes, space exploration stories and even a puppet show by the folks at the Campbell River Museum.

Summer Reading Club helps to maintain or improve reading skills while school is out by motivating kids to read regularly (or be read to). It makes reading fun, too, by inviting kids to read what they want. The expert staff at the Campbell River library can help kids find just what they like, whether it’s a print book, audiobook, eBook, or magazine. Summer Reading Club reaches more than 85,000 BC kids every summer and is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, with funding assistance from Libraries and Literacy, Ministry of Education.   For more information, and to learn about other free library programs and contests for kids, call the Campbell River library at 250-287-3655, or visit  www.virl.bc.ca.