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Reading programs gear up for summer

Combine fun with reading and kids will stick with it for life

Chris Stedile

 

Castlegar News

 

The deadline to register for the Castlegar library’s summer reading program is swiftly approaching.

Created for kids age 3 to 13, the program includes a flexible schedule of mornings or afternoons and is expected to fill up quickly, so register while you can.

Official in-house registration begins July 17 at 10 a.m. but you can also sign-up online at castlegarlibrary.com or on their Facebook page, Castlegar Summer Reading Club.

This program is free and runs from July 1 to the second week of August. Depending on your child’s age group, they may come once or twice a week.

Each session begins by working on a new craft or art project, followed by games, and finally story time with the younger groups, or participation in reader’s theatre for the older ones.

There is also a chance to win prizes in weekly draws for anyone who fills out their reading record and brings it back to the library for their session. At the end of the program the kids have parties/celebration days up at the water park.

Organizers Kristyn Trickey and Samantha Rigby are excited to introduce this year’s theme of Build It!

“We hope to see many old and new faces this year to help us build crafts, new friendships, and of course, reading skills,” Rigby said.

“We expect to have a great turnout this year,” continued Trickey, “so it is important to register.”

 

Registration day is Wednesday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at the Castlegar Library.

 

 

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