Summer 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 is a brand new initiative 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, be inspired, play and perform. Masks and Magic Camp will run August 4 & 6. Imaginary Worlds Camp will run August 11 & 13. Both will run 10–12:30 pm 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. This year’s theme is Build it! The morning program (for k. gr. 1 & 2 graduates) will run from 10 – 11:30 am. The afternoon program (for gr. 3 & 4 graduates) will run from 1:30 – 3 pm. 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.
Registration forms for both 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.
For information on any Library program or service drop by the Library, visit our website: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop or call us at 604-886-213. Remember all library programing and services are free.
By Danielle Arsenault. Young People’s Librarian, Gibsons & District Public Library