Registration starting for summer reading program

This summer, the library will be offering a summer reading program.

This summer, the library will be offering a summer reading program.

The program coordinator, Natalie Sales, explained the program is available free of charge to kids between three and 12–years–old.

“We run from Tuesday to Friday” she said.

Kids are divided into three groups, three to five year olds, six to eight year olds and nine to twelve year olds.

The three to five–year–olds go from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., the six to eight year olds from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the nine to twelve year olds go from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Even though the program’s core is reading, kids can expect more than that when they attend.

“We do crafts, games and the kids win prizes,” Sales said, adding the crafts are her favorite part of the program.

While the older kids focus on one book and read chapters, Sales said the younger ones read a series of books with the same theme.

“This year’s theme is strange but true,” she said.

“We’ll learn about monsters, aliens, space and wild animals.

“They get to learn a lot of facts.”

Although the program is free, kids must register.

Sales feels this program is important for kids, especially to keep their minds sharp during their break from school.

“It’s a good way to promote reading, even during the summer,” she explained.

Another perk of the summer reading program, Sales said, is the awareness it brings to the library in general.

“It’s a good way to get to know about the library and all the books it has to offer,” she said.

Registration for the summer reading program starts today, June 27 and ends June 29 and can be done at the library, 101 – #410 Kinchant St.

For more information, call the library, 250-992-7912.

 

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