‘Savour each word’ in summer reading club

The Summer Reading Club at the Mission Community Library continues to be a family affair.

The Summer Reading Club at the Mission Community Library continues to be a family affair.

Preschoolers, kids, teens and adults alike are invited to join in this year’s fun beginning in June.

Summer Reading Club reaches over 85,000 children and families in the province every summer and is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, with funding assistance from the Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education and your local public library.

This year’s theme, “Savour Each Word!” encourages kids and teens to gobble up some good reads during the summer months. Participants who join this free summer program will receive a colourful reading record and bookmark to get started on a summer filled with delicious reading experiences.

Kids may collect stickers as they reach their reading goals, and reading club members may receive a coveted Summer Reading Club medal in recognition of their achievements.

Preschoolers will be presented with a ribbon for their efforts as members of the Read–To-Me portion of the club.

Throughout July and August, families can take part in the many Summer Reading Club programs and contests being offered at the library.

This province-wide program encourages children to read over the summer holidays in order to maintain and develop their reading skills. Studies show that voluntary reading and read-aloud experiences are the top factors in establishing strong, successful reading habits.

Teens who join the Teen Reading Club have the opportunity to win one of six prizes – netbook computers, digital camcorders and eBook readers. Participants may also choose to take part in the online Teen Reading Club, www.teensrc.ca, an interactive website that invites club members to write book reviews, engage in group discussions and win prizes.

And not to be left out, adults are once again being offered their own reading club.

This year, adults can “Read for Luck” during the Adult Summer Reading Club and receive a simple reading record to keep track of their summer reading experiences, the opportunity to win some prizes, and best of all, fortune cookies stuffed with literacy quotations.

For more information drop by or call the Mission Library at 604-826-6610.