Library keeps minds active over the summer break

Sidney North Saanich library offers summer reading club for kids from kindergarten to Grade 7

Looking for a way to keep kids busy and learning this summer? The Sidney North Saanich library is offering a summer reading club for kids from kindergarten to Grade 7.

June 28 marks the beginning of the program where kids can receive a free registration package which includes a reading record so they can keep track of the books they have read.

The program features book prize draws throughout the summer and kids who complete their reading record will receive a special medal.

“Regular reading during the summer helps kids to maintain or even improve their reading and literacy skills and studies show that voluntary reading is the number one factor in establishing good reading habits,” said library manager Sharon Walker.

The summer reading program will also offer free events throughout July and August including the Travelling Parrot Show with real live parrots, a draw your own scary creature workshop with illustrator Jenny Jaeckel and It Came from Outer Space, hosted by the Centre of the Universe.