Bloomin’ good reads

Library kicks off adult reading program this week

Sue Smith

This week, the sixth year of Sidney North Saanich Library’s Adult Reading Program kicks off.

The program, titled Bloomin’ Good Reads, starts today (Jan. 25) and runs through until March 2.

Library staff created the Adult Reading Program as a result of the success of the longstanding Summer Reading Club program for children which encourages kids to keep reading during the summer months.

“Adults often comment on the activities and contests associated with the children’s Summer Reading Club, wishing they could get in on the fun,” said Library Manager Sharon Walker, who added that feedback about the program has been very positive.

“It turns out adults enjoy being rewarded for their reading too.”

Like the children’s Summer Reading Club, the Bloomin’ Good Reads Adult Reading Program will feature games, special events and an opportunity to share book reviews and is designed to be flexible enough to fit in with people’s busy schedules.

Those interested can start reading anytime between January 25 and March 2 and they can enter contests every time they visit the library during that period.

The program starts today, Friday, Jan. 25, with a special event from 2 to 3 p.m. where reading recommendations will be made and refreshments served.

Those interested can register for the free event by calling the library at 250-656-0944.