Annual BC Summer Reading Club

Every year, the start of summer marks the launch of the Summer Reading Club for kids aged 5 – 12, along with a Read-Along Club for children under 5 who like to help their parents read picture books.

The BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program designed to engage school-aged children, ages 5-14, with libraries and reading, throughout the summer. We strive to do so in a way that is fun, educational, inclusive and community-oriented.

The program is designed to allow libraries from every part of the Province to plan and deliver the program in the way that best meets the distinctive needs of their communities. All children are invited to join the BC SRC by visiting their local library.

The BC SRC welcomes the participation of all children and their families, and seeks to provide an accessible and fully inclusive program. 

2019 BC Summer Reading Club Theme

“Imagine the Possibilities!”

Seven weekly sub-themes have been selected to use as inspiration for programs, activities, displays and contests:

Week 1: Step into the Pages! – Storytelling, role-playing, and history
Week 2: Inventions and Innovations – Science, inventions, and inventors
Week 3: Monsters and Make-Believe – Mythical beasts and imaginary creatures
Week 4: Imagination Creation – Art and creativity
Week 5: Imagine a World Where… – Making the world a better place, the future, and science fiction
Week 6: Reach for the Stars – Dreams, aspirations, and outer space
Week 7: Everyday Extraordinary – Exploring the world around you (e.g. oceans, rainforest, mountains, etc.)

 

Past BC Summer Reading Club Themes

There’s also a Teen Summer Reading Program for 13-16 year olds, and an Adult Reading Club for everyone else.

Ask a librarian, take a look at the upcoming events or check the Library’s Facebook page to find out more.