Nanaimo families can keep up reading skills through the summer online with the Summer Reading Challenge program. (News Bulletin file photo)

Library takes Summer Reading Club online

Children, teens, parents in Nanaimo can participate in online reading challenges and events

Reading skills don’t have to suffer through the summer months thanks to online reading challenges and events through the Summer Reading Club.

The provincewide program – sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association and local public libraries, with support from the B.C. government and CUPE B.C. – encourages children to connect with their libraries to help build and maintain their reading skills during the summer months.

This year’s theme, Explore Our Universe, invites kids up to 12 years old to launch their imaginations into orbit as they read all summer long. Events include a Q&A with astronomer Rachel Wang, an interview with oceanographer and astronaut candidate Jay Cullen, and more. Registration opened online June 29 and runs until Aug. 15. Parents can register their families by visiting https://bcsrc.ca/ and find the complete event schedule at virl.bc.ca/summer-reading-club or on the VIRL SRC Facebook group.

The teen summer challenge is back for youths 12 to 18 to complete out-of-this-world tasks and have a chance to win prizes. The program encourages teens to critically think through a series of tasks while learning new skills, reading and experimenting. The complete task list and instructions is available at virl.bc.ca/summer-reading-club-2/. The challenge runs until Aug. 31.

The adult summer reading challenge is offered again this summer for adults to take part in a few fun challenges and enter for a chance to win prizes as they read their way through summer. During the program, each participant will access the reading challenges at virl.bc.ca/adult-summer-reading-challenge/. After the participants complete a challenge, they can contact info@virl.bc.ca or call 1-877-415-8475 to alert staff. Each completed challenge will enter the participant in a prize draw.

No official registration is required. Customers who do not have access to a computer or internet can call 1-877-415-8475 to request the challenge be mailed to their home.



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