Children and Teens are invited to ?Read All Over the Map? this summer at the Tumbler Ridge Public Library! Children can celebrate British Columbias sesquicentennial when they join the 2008 Summer Reading Club.
This year, participants can read in the northern wilderness or maybe on the railroad, climb into some cool mountain reading, dig into an exciting gold rush book, soak up a good book while on the riverbank, get swallowed in a whale tale, or soar away with high flying stories.
Children of all ages can join this FREE summer-long program which begins with Opening Ceremonies, Wednesday, June 25th at 3 pm.
Registration will take place at this time and kids receive a reading log and bookmark to start them on their trip into history. The reading log is a fun way to keep track of the books that children read thoughout the summer and each child can receive stickers and great prizes. At the end of the summer, all Readers who complete their reading log and all seven weeks of reading will receive special prizes and a medal in recognition of their achievement. As well, throughout the summer, beginning July 2nd, children can take part in weekday stories, crafts, guest speakers, weekly activity sheets, book bingos and prizes.
Activities are Tuesdays through Fridays at 3 pm.
There are special ?Read to Me? reading logs for our youngest patrons from 0 ? 5 yrs.
This exciting and educational province-wide program encourages children to read over the summer holidays, while school is out. This helps kids maintain and develop the literacy skills that they acquired during the school year. Studies show that voluntary reading is the number one factor in establishing good reading habits in children. This is best accomplished when children get to choose their own books in a reading environment like the public library, where there are a wide variety of books available to them.
Teens? stay tuned for upcoming Teen activities, contests, web links and more!
The Summer Reading Club reaches over 65,000 children and teens in British Columbia every summer and is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association with the assistance of the Public Library Services Branch and the Ministry of Education.
For more information, contact Sharon Bray at the Public Library,
242-4778 or drop by for a visit. All children are asked to join this years Summer Reading Club and ?Read All Over the Map?!