Children's Summer Reading Club

What is Summer Reading Club?

Summer Reading Club (SRC) is a free annual library program for children in grades K-6 that emphasizes reading for fun, engaging weekly activities, children’s programs and books.

Stay connected

Sign up to receive email updates about SRC events and activities, and information about how to receive your medal. Check this page throughout the summer for activities, prize draws, virtual author visits and more! 

Register

  • Option 1: Complete the program virtually by signing up at bcsrc.ca
  • Option 2: Pick up your package at the Library! Request a package using our Library Takeout form. Packages include stickers, a bookmark and more.

Participate

Read every day for 50 days — you can read to yourself, your parents or your friends. Record every book you read in your reading record and enter to win prizes every week! At the end the summer, you'll get a Summer Reading Club Medal!

    Win prizes

    Log your weekly reads by filling in this form. A weekly winner will be randomly selected beginning July 6. Prizes include a $10 gift card to KidsBooks in Edgemont Village. 

    You are a reading star!

    Design your own personal star to be displayed in the children's display window. Download the template, take a photo of your coloured-in star and email it to us at src@nvcl.ca, or drop off your paper copy at the library.

     

    Read to me club (ages 5 and younger)

    Read with someone special this summer and get a book reward. Read to Me Club is a program for children ages 5 and younger. Download your reading record, or request to pick up a record at the library. You can download extra pages here.

     

    Week 2: Home Base! Planet Earth, animals, the environment

    Events and activities:

    Virtual astronaut chat: Tuesday July 7, 10:30 a.m. Register here.

    Virtual storytime: Thursday July 9, 1 p.m. Read more.

    STEAM Saturdays: July 11, 1 p.m. Read more.

    Share your creativity! Paint a rock and put it near the sidewalk where others can enjoy it on your street. Send a photo to SRC@nvcl.ca or tag us on social media and we will share it next week!  See more fun activities for kids 5-8 and for kids 9-12 on the BC Summer Reading Club website.

    Recommended books


    For ages 3 - 5


    Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth.

    An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in John Lennon's life and work, 'Love the Earth' is filled with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children.

    When an oil spill prevents penguins from doing the things they love to do, Big Boots come and dress them in sweaters until they--and the water--can be cleaned.

    For ages 6 - 8


    The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day.

    In each season, Earth has something special to enjoy -- and we can find ways to be good stewards to the planet too!

    In this environmental picture book, a small boy picks up one small piece of litter and his tiny act has big consequences.

    For ages 9 - 12


    Eleven-year-old Fern doesn't have the easiest life, and the woods near her home is her only refuge.

    To the Gitxsan people, the sockeye is more than just a source of food: it nourishes the very land and forests that the Skeena River runs through.

    Adventure at a breakneck pace, drawing readers into a race against pirates, authorities, and the sea itself in a not-so-distant future full of new technology and old human failings.


     

    Week 1: Explore our Universe!

    Recommended books


    For ages 3 - 5


    Three aliens set off to find a new planet for themselves but soon Bork and Gork have forgotten all of their mother's good advice.

    A boy misses his bus. Other buses are stopping. Should he take one of those buses, instead?

    Nimoshom and His Bus introduces basic Cree words.

    For ages 6 - 8


    A little boy builds a ship to honor his late grandfather and sets sail for the magical place where ocean meets sky from his grandfather's stories.

    When Rosie is unable to invent a contraption to help one of Aunt Rose's Raucous Riveters friends, she calls on classmates to help.

    On "Take Your Kid to Work Day," eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi for aliens.

    For ages 9 - 12


    Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures.

    anity and Tallulah live in a space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity's illegally created three-headed kitten escapes, the girls have to turn their home upside down to find her.

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