Library offers card for kids

NANAIMO – Card features artwork by author and illustrator Mike Deas.

Vancouver Island Regional Library is offering a new, colourful card for children up to 12 years of age.

The card, available to children with existing library cards and those who’ve never had one, features West Coast artwork by B.C.-based author and illustrator Mike Deas and gives access to the same books and services as the previous card.

Children will have access to thousands of picture books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks; kindergarten-themed kits that contain a wealth of resources for parents, caregivers, educators and children; Homework Help databases to enhance children’s learning; access to an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading; downloadable e-books, audiobooks, movies and more.

Literacy development starts early and from the time that they are infants, children start working on skills that will help them on successful learning experiences in school and at home.

The library designed a special card and children’s services to support their curiosity as they begin their adventures in formal learning.

To learn more, please visit www.virl.bc.ca and click on the kids’ card banner.