Summer Reading Club 2020

 

Summer Reading Club 2020

Hello to all our summer astronauts! We hope you’re ready to Explore the Universe with us! 

The summer reading club is a great way to keep your kids engaged in learning over the summer!

Register here for the online BC Summer Reading Club Page

Register here for the Kaslo & District Public Library Summer Reading Club Events and Activities

Subscribe here for SRC Weekly Newsletter – list of recommended reading of books we have in our library from the SRC manual and books to fit the weekly themes. As well as reminders of weekly events and activities. 

What’s New!!! Provincial Summer Reading Club Online 

We’re all excited about the launch of the first-ever BC Summer Reading Club app where kids can track their weekly reading goals online. Sign up is simple, once you create an account, you can sign your children up using a nickname. Once you’re all signed up and signed in, your child will have access to their own online Summer Reading Log, where they can check off whether they have completed their reading goal of the day. After completing their goal for 7 days, they will receive a badge!  You will also find all sorts of fun games, activities, fun quizzes, instructions for crafts.

 – Weekly activities for younger and older kids

– Weekly caption contests for younger and older kids

– Weekly puzzles & games and colouring sheets for younger kids

– Weekly quizzes

– A stop motion movie tutorial by Bambi Edlund geared towards the tween crowd

– Weekly DIYs for tweens

Battle of the Books for tweens

Book BINGO contest for tweens

While that is all happening we will also have physical reading logs, scavenger hunts, challenge trackers, virtual and a few in person programs for all ages locally as well. 

ACTIVITY KITS

We will be offering weekly take-home kits with different activities each week. Kits will be available each Tuesday from 10:00 – 4:00 for pick up from July 9-August 20. To sign up, please fill out the registration form below. You can register for the 7 weeks of activities all at once or if you’d like to just participate for a week or two you can! REGISTER HERE for ACTIVITY KITS. 

READING LOGS: 

In your first kit you will get a paper reading log and stickers. Colour in a dot for every 15 minutes of reading (it counts if you are read to).

Scavenger Hunts and Challenge Trackers 

Available at the library or download and print at home. 

Join our SUMMER READING BLAST OFF program for little ones, aged newborn to 3 years. Use the Reading Log and keep track when reading with your little ones, then enter for a chance to win a prize! 

Join our MINI SCAVENGER HUNT program for  3-6 yr olds.  Collect stickers for your passport after completing mini scavenger hunts. Enter the draw to win a PRIZE!

Challenge yourself this summer by being inventive, creative, and active in our CHALLENGE TRACKER program for 7-9 yr-olds. If you are up for the challenge, you could win a  PRIZE!

SUMMER TAKEOVER CHALLENGE program for 9-13 yr-olds.  If you are up for the challenge, you could win a  PRIZE!

Email kaslolibrarysrc@gmail.com to get a copy to print at home or visit the library. The deadline to enter is Friday August 21st. Winners will be announced Tuesday August 25th

ONLINE – ASK AN ASTRONOMER

Have questions about space science and astronomy? Interested in meeting a real live astronomer?!  BC libraries will be invited to a real-time online session where kids can connect with Space Centre staff. During this free event, kids will learn what to look for in our summer nighttime sky! Find out about the newest exoplanet! Learn what would happen if they fell into a black hole! Astronomer Rachel Wang, will be on hand to answer your space questions! 

Ask your questions here

Wednesday, July 15, 2:30-3:00 pm – Living in space, things you can see from your own backyard, and your questions!

Wednesday, August 12, 2:30-3:00 pm The Perseids meteor shower, and your questions!

 

FRIDAY VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

Videos demonstrating activities that can be done at home posted on our Facebook page.

FRIDAY IN PERSON PROGRAMMING

Registration Required for all in-person programming. All programmes will be held outside, physically distanced with limited enrollment. 

Pop Up Family Storytimes – 0-6 Year Olds

Dates: July 25th and August 8th at 11:00 Vimy Park

Creative Fun – 7-12 year olds: 

We will get together to do a creative activity outside at the park. 

July 18th 11:00 – 11:45 – TBA

August 15th 11:00 -11:45 – Making Giant Bubble Wands

FAQs: 

Can my child enter if we’re not here in the summer? Not a problem.  Registration materials can be picked up at the beginning of the summer and used anywhere throughout July and August.  Medals for children who have completed the program will be available until the end of September.

What if my child isn’t reading yet?  Children of all ages and reading levels are welcome. Younger children can have stories read to them, and we have books and suggestions to help beginners too.  We love matching kids with books! Ask us about how to subscribe to our e-newsletters for book suggestions delivered to your inbox. 

I want to participate in SRC, but do not want to register online. What do I do? You can still participate in the weekly activities and you can connect with your local library to find out about picking up a print reading record, or you can print the 11×17 print-at-home version here or the 8.5×11 simplified version here.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Maddox or Angela or  at 250-353-2942 or emailing at kaslolibrarysrc@gmail.com

We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of the Province of British Columbia, through Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education and CUPE BC. 

Artwork by Bambi Edlund ©2020