Fraser Valley – With school officially done for summer, kids ages 5-14 have the opportunity to participate in the BC Summer Reading Club — a fun, free, and inclusive literacy program offered by public libraries in more than 200 communities throughout B.C.
The FVRL Fraser Valley Regional Libraries participates in the Summer Reading Club every year. In addition to the kids’ reading club, FVRL also has reading clubs for teens and adults.
“Programs like the BC Summer Reading Club help kids build their confidence in reading, while having fun and building stronger connections with their public libraries,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “These programs are truly making a difference in the lives of children and their families, helping build literacy skills today that will help them succeed in the future.”
The BC Summer Reading Club runs every year from July to August and reaches over 163,000 kids. This program motivates students to discover what their local libraries have to offer, while encouraging them to track their reading progress. Kids who read regularly throughout the summer may earn a medal or prizes. Participation is easy — kids can read whatever they wish, including story books, information books and even comic books, in whatever language they feel most comfortable. They can also listen to someone else read or tell stories.