It’s that time of year again! This year’s summer reading club starts Tuesday, June 21st when kids of all ages can register, pick up a reading record, sign up for the programs they like, and participate in the first weekly contest for a chance to win a prize. Registration is ongoing until the last program on August 17.
Each week Summer Reading Club members can enter to win a prize by completing a fun activity. Completed reading records (which we will accept until the end of September) will be entered to win one of three grand prizes: a Virtual Reality View-Master, a kids Wifi tablet, and a National Geographic Laser Pegs building kit. Kids who register for our summer reading club are eligible to participate in as many of the free programs as they like! We encourage early registration (starting June 21) as some of the programs have limited space.
The idea is that by keeping a record of what they read, kids will be motivated to read more. We encourage parents to help their kids choose a realistic goal for themselves such as 10 minutes a day, or a chapter a day, or whatever goal leads to success for an individual child. We believe that by keeping a reading record kids can maintain and may even improve the reading skills that they have gained over the past school year. I would like to remind kids and parents that the Okanagan Regional Library has a great selection of digital reading resources on our website such as digital magazines, newspapers, journal articles, eBooks, audiobooks, and a wonderful selection of educational interactive games and videos for youth of all ages.