Okanagan Regional Library branches

Okanagan Regional Library branches

Summer reading promoted

Okanagan Regional Library offers the Summer Reading Club

Journeys to far-off lands, world exploration and missions to space are fuelling literacy skills around the province, thanks to the Summer Reading Club.

This year’s club theme, Book a Trip, offers seven weeks of travel and reading inspiration for young learners at local libraries.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Summer Reading Club also helps kids stick to their reading goals, grow their love of reading and prevent summer reading loss.

“For 25 years, young British Columbians have been charting their literacy growth with the Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme inspires us all to escape to new places through story,” said Mike Bernier, education minister.

Okanagan Regional Library offers the club free of charge throughout the summer but early registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. For more information on North Okanagan branches, visit www.orl.bc.ca/branches

“Each year, the B.C. Summer Reading Club connects children with fun and engaging ways to maintain their literacy skills, to meet new friends, to learn about their library and their community, and to develop a lifelong love of reading,” said Annette DeFaveri, executive director of the B.C. Library Association.

“These are the first steps that our children take on the road to citizenship. Accessible and free, the B.C. Summer Reading Club reaches children and their families throughout the province.”