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Keep Your Kids Reading Throughout the Summer (at the New Library!)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

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First let me introduce myself.

I’m Kirsten, the new Summer Reading Clubs Assistant at the Powell River Public Library. If you haven’t noticed yet – we’ve moved! I’m currently surrounded by empty bookshelves and books waiting to be placed in their new homes. The new library is almost ready to open its doors to the people of Powell River, but I’m here to share with you something that has been here for quite a few years.

The Summer Reading Clubs

The Summer Reading Clubs is a program that is held throughout British Columbia, but is moulded (by people like me) to each community in which it takes place. I’ll start out on a high note and let you know right now that all our programming is FREE. All children who wish to participate are welcome to join us and we are happy to have them!

From our kick-off on July 3rd to our final wrap up on August 9th, we will be spending the weeks reading, playing, and learning in accordance to our theme – Walk on the Wild Side. All of our programming happens from 10:30am to 12:00pm, so that means you have afternoons free to head to any of our beautiful beaches!

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays

In the beginning of the week, we have Junior and Senior Books clubs (happening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays), where we will be reading together and exploring the books The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas (Jr.) and The Last Wild (Sr.). Feel free to look them up to get the synopsis, but don’t read ahead to avoid any spoilers!


On Thursdays we change it up every week. We’ve got one event back by popular demand: Read to Dogs, where we partner with the kindest furry friends to share some of our favourite stories. The other weeks we will be channeling this year’s theme going Down the Rabbit Hole, taking to the trails to test our Survival Smarts and scavenger skills, and getting familiar with Wild Cuisine.


Then, to wrap up each week we’ll get creative at Untamed Lego! Each Friday we will be looking at a different book and a Lego challenge will be given to everyone with a pile of Lego in front of them. Children are welcome to bring their own Lego or use some of ours (if you have a bin of Lego pieces at your home that you’re tired of stepping on, we’re happy to take donations!).

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Battle of the Books

The last thing that I want to share with you is our Battle of the Books. If you’re not here for most of the summer this is the one for you! This is a take-home challenge open to everyone where we give you a reading log and you write down all of the books you read over the summer. The goal is to fill the booklet by August 4th , and then at our Wrap Up event on August 9th, everyone who completed the booklet will receive a Summer Reading Club medal!

Summer Reading Club Kick-off

Our first event is the Summer Reading Club Kick-off on July 4th where you can register, pick up your Battle of the Books booklets, AND check out the new library!

Keep your children reading this summer and bring them to the NEW library to visit me and have some fun! For more information and to register you can check out our website or send me an email at

See you at the library!

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