The Castlegar Library is hosting a summer reading program for kids. (Submitted photo)

Summer reading fun at Castlegar library

Registration for second session in July 19.

Summer is in full swing and a number of local kids are keeping their reading skills sharp at the Castlegar and District Public Library’s summer reading program.

The first session has been going on for several weeks, but an opportunity to register for the second session opens Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. Registration is only available online.

This year’s program is called Imagine the Possibilities and features a wide range of activities to spark a child’s curiosity and encourage learning in a fun way.

Children’s program coordinator Laura Zaytsoff thinks this year’s program is a great one.

“It is very open-ended and allows for a lot of exploratory play,” said Zaytsoff.

There will be crafts, games, activities and a reading record to fill out. Kids can earn medals for their efforts.

For kids who don’t get a space in the program, or just don’t click with its group setting, the library still offers an opportunity to participate in a summer reading challenge.

Kids can stop by the library and pick up a reading record from the children’s section of the library. As they fill it in with books they read, they can earn prizes.

For more information, contact the library or check out the Castlegar Summer Reading Club’s Facebook page.

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