BC Summer Reading Program: A Message from our Salt Spring Public Library

posted Jun 11, 2020, 1:49 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Jun 11, 2020, 2:25 PM ]

The Salt Spring Public Library invites students to join the 2020 BC Summer Reading Club: Explore Our Universe.  The BC Summer Reading Club is FREE and starts at the Salt Spring Island Public Library on June 15. Students keep a digital reading record to help keep track of their summer reading fun. And, if they complete their reading goal, they will be awarded a medal from the library at the end of the program!

Here is a message from Julia Wagner, Librarian, Salt Spring Public Library:  

As you know, regular reading over the summer helps children to maintain or improve reading skills. Voluntary reading is key to making reading habitual and in the BC Summer Reading Club (BC SRC), children choose what they read. We have options at the ready, but they can choose anything. They also have the opportunity to participate in fun library activities over the summer, including online book clubs and small-group outdoor activities.


Children and their families have access to many theme-related books in accessible formats, including audio and ebook formats. This provides kids with print disabilities increased opportunity to participate in the BC SRC program. Library staff are able to help with access to these materials.

For resources and more information about the BC SRC, please visit the library’s website at https://saltspring.bc.libraries.coop/, the BC SRC website http://kidssrc.libraries.coop or the  BC SRC Kids’ website www.bcsrc.ca.

Salt Spring Island Public Library is sponsoring the BC SRC, in cooperation with the British Columbia Library Association, with funding from the Libraries Branch, BC Ministry of Education, and the RBC Foundation. Working together, spreading the word, let’s make this our best summer yet for maintaining and improving kids’ reading.