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Summer Reading and Children

How do Canadian children and their parents feel about summer reading? 96% of Canadian parents and 84% of their children agree that summer reading is important and fun. But, the positive attitude doesn’t always get translated into reading behaviour.  Just over half of children will read during the summer without prompting, and an additional third… Read more

BC Summer Reading Club 2016

Every year public libraries throughout BC sponsor a summer reading club for children. This is a free, fun summer program that supports literacy. The theme for BC Summer Reading Club 2016 is “Book a Trip”. This includes seven weekly sub-themes: 1. Explore your own backyard 2. Discover the universe 3. Wander into the past 4…. Read more

BC Summer Reading Club 2015

Every year the British Columbia Library Association and public libraries throughout BC sponsor a Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Build It! With seven weekly sub-themes, there’s sure to be something to appeal to everyone: Build the Future – sci-fi/futuristic technology Build Your Story – biography, journals etc Build it Yourself – crafts, DIY… Read more