Things will look a little different when the reading program starts next week. Photo: Chelsea Novak

Things will look a little different when the reading program starts next week. Photo: Chelsea Novak

Castlegar Summer Reading Club program set to kickoff

The program will be held online this year due to the COVID-19 crisis

The Castlegar Library’s Summer Reading Club program is set to launch on July 6.

Kids of all ages are welcomed to join the program, which will be held completely online this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Categories making up the program include preschoolers, Grade 1, Grade 2 to 4 and tweens for Grade 5 students or older.

You can register for the program on Eventbrite’s website and pick up the library material for the program at the Castlegar Public Library.

Each program package will come with crafts that kids can assemble while they’re reading their book, e-book, magazine or audiobook.

Club coordinators Victoria Francis and Sayma Hussain will be putting tutorial videos on the club’s social media pages to help kids make the crafts.

Hussain said the crafts will be different for each category in the program.

“One of the crafts we’re making for the tweens are moons. We’ve already cut them out and the kids will be decorating them with buttons, sequins and other material,” said Hussain.

“The preschool group will be able to decorate alien antennas with headbands and pipe cleaners. For the middle groups, we’re making constellations and they’ll be able to use a foam flashlight to look at them in the dark.”

The theme for this year’s summer reading program is “Explore our Universe.”

Kids will have to complete a reading log for the duration of the seven week program. If they complete the program,they’ll receive a medal at the end of it.

There’s no application deadline for the program this year.

READ MORE: The Rossland Public Library invites kids of all ages to join the 2017 BC Summer Reading Club.


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