Silver Birch String Quartet will takes the Summer Reading Club on a musical and story-telling journey at the Campbell River library on Tuesday afternoon and then will perform Tuesday evening at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Tunes for Tots at the Campbell River library

Quartet introduces the members of the string family and their role within an orchestra

As part of its Summer Reading Club programme lineup, the Campbell River library is hosting the Silver Birch String Quartet on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

This fun and educational journey through music and story-telling is a free family event sponsored by the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

The Quartet introduces the members of the string family and their role within an orchestra and concludes with a musical reading of Marie-Louise Gay’s book Stella Fairy of the Forest.

Named after the trees inhabiting the area around their home, Sudbury’s JUNO-nominated Silver Birch String Quartet is one of Canada’s most exciting and innovative young quartets. They are currently on a tour of Vancouver Island and will also be performing on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

The library offers two levels of summer reading programs: ‘Summer Reading Club’ for Kindergarten to Grade 7 and ‘Read to Me’ for pre-schoolers and those who cannot yet read independently.  Strange…But True is the theme for this year’s program.

Children who sign up receive a fun registration package with a bookmark, stickers, trinkets, and a reading record book in which they are encouraged to keep track of the books they have read. Kids can also attend interesting programs at their local library.

Children registering at the Campbell River Branch will receive a list of programs scheduled throughout the summer in their registration package.

Customers in other  communities can contact their local library for program information.  For more information about the Summer Reading Club visit www.virl.bc.ca or phone the library at 250-287-3655.  For more information about the Silver Birch String Quartet and their Tuesday evening concert visit www.silverbirchstringquartet.com or phone 250-923-2387.