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Creative Minds Camp at Gibsons Library

Creative Minds Camp at Gibsons Library

arsenault columnSummer is on its way.  A season for kids of all ages to play, imagine, relax & explore, and that is exactly what the Gibsons Public Library has in store.

Creative Minds Camp was offered for the first time last year and because of its success we are repeating it again this year. The camp is for kids who have finished grades 5, 6 or 7.   It offers young people who have outgrown the Summer Reading Club the chance to flex their creative muscles, stimulate their imaginations, and be inspired.  Stop-Motion Animation will run August 3 & 4.  Message in a Bottle will run August 10 & 11.  Both will run 10am–12:30pm each day.  The camps are free but participants are asked to pre-register and commit to attending both days of their chosen camp.

The Summer Reading Club will once again offer younger children the chance to play games, hear stories, make friends and be creative, all while encouraging them to keep reading throughout the summer.  The program runs each Thursday in July with a wrap-up party on August 4. This year’s theme is Book a Trip.  The morning program (for k. gr. 1 & 2 graduates) will run from 10:30am –noon. The afternoon program (for gr. 3 & 4 graduates) will run from 2-3:30pm.  Sign up for as many days as you’d like. The Summer Reading Club is a free, drop-in program offered in libraries throughout BC, but it helps to register early.

Tween Book Club is a great opportunity for book lovers to get together to read and review books together.  The club will meet every second Wednesday in July 2:30–4pm. Book choices are July 13 “Crenshaw” and July 27  “The Night Gardner”.

Registration forms for all programs are available on our website and at the library, as are volunteer forms for teens and tweens who are interested in volunteering to be program leaders.

And remember, we also have a collection of audio books (on CDs and downloadable) the whole family can enjoy while on road trips together.  So check out the library this summer, where you’ll find something to keep everyone imagining, exploring and reading, every season of the year.

This month’s article was written by the library’s Young Peoples Librarian, Danielle Arsenault. For information on any Library program or service drop by the Library, visit our website: or call us at 604-886-213. Remember all library programing and services are free.

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