Have you made your summer reading list? 

Although it may not feel like summer yet, soon we will have the perfect weather to enjoy a good book in the fresh air.

To encourage you to get started, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has announced reading clubs and challenges for library lovers of every age are about to begin!

Kids Summer Reading Club: All Together Now

Each year, VIRL takes part in Summer Reading Club (SRC), a province-wide initiative sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and local public libraries, encouraging children to connect with the library to help build and maintain their reading skills during the summer months. 

From July 5th to August 22nd, readers keep track of their reading records while taking part in fun activities and events along the way. 

Each participant keeps track of their progress in a customized VIRL SRC package that includes reading records and can be picked up at any VIRL branch. 

At the end of the summer, readers celebrate their achievements with a SRC medal!

Registration for SRC opens June 21st in branch or online here

Teen Summer Challenge (TSC): VIRLmanjia- Welcome to the Library

For teens aged 12 to 18, VIRL will host VIRLmanjia, a series of activities that encourage them to read, learn new skills, experiment and think critically.

There will also be prizes to win!

This year’s challenge theme is based on the popular Jumanji movies. You can check out a trailer here!

Registration for TSC opens June 21st in branch or online here

Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC): Sunny Summer Bingo

Just because you’re an adult, doesn’t mean it’s time to stop reading. 

The ASRC is back with some fun summer games to encourage adults to continue to read and win prizes. 

Bingo cards are available at the branch and online here.

Kids’ Summer Reading Club: All Together Now

  • When: July 5th to August 22nd
  • Registration: In branch or online here, starting June 21st.

Teen Summer Challenge (TSC): VIRLmanjia- Welcome to the Library

  • When: July 5th to August 22nd
  • Registration: In branch or online here, starting June 21st.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC): Sunny Summer Bingo

  • When: June 28th to August 31st
  • Registration: Bingo cards are available at a  branch and online here.

What will you read first?

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