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Summer reading for kids at Gibsons library

Summer reading for kids at Gibsons library

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

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 on Wednesdays from July 5 to August 2 from 10:30am – 12:30pm. On August 26 the Library will celebrate the hard work of summer readers with a wrap-up celebration with music, prizes, medals and more. This program is for kids who have just finished kindergarten and grades 1, 2, or 3.

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.

Creative Minds Camps are for kids who have finished grades 5, 6 or 7 and offers young people who have outgrown the Summer Reading Club the chance to flex their creative muscles, stimulate their imaginations, and be inspired.  This year the Library is offering five, two-day camps: Animation, July 4 & 6; Audio Book recording, July 11 & 12; DJ’ing, July 25 & 27; 3D Printer, Aug. 8 & 9; and Video Editing: Aug. 15 & 17. The camps are free but participants are asked to pre-register and commit to attending both days of their chosen camp.

For this age group the Library is also offering a Coding Drop-in Clinic every Monday from 10:30am – 12 noon and a Book Talk & Swap on Fridays from
2pm – 4pm

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: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop or call us at 604-886-213. Remember all library programing and services are free. 

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