Local girls

Getting stoked about reading

Rossland Public Library with this year’s Summer Reading Club.

  • Jul. 3, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Danielle clarke

Rossland News

Business is starting to get a little funnier at the Rossland Public Library with this year’s Summer Reading Club theme ‘funny business’.

The Summer Reading Club is a province wide event that takes place weekly, giving youth an opportunity to improve upon their reading skills and so much more over the summer.

“Lots of kids come in and their reading does improve…they make new friends and it’s a place to go in the summer to have fun,” said Sage Sidle, one of the two local youth who will be running this summer’s sessions.

Sessions begin on July 2 and run until the end of the summer.

Registration is free and once the form has been filled out sessions are drop-in.

Last year the Summer Reading Club was very successful with 120 registered youth.

“I think with kids being in different schools it was good for them to have somewhere to hangout,” said Beverley Rintoul, director of Rossland Public Library who is hopeful for another good turn-out this summer.

“We have some voracious child readers in this community,” said Rintoul.

This year the schedule runs from Tuesday to Friday.

Teen Nights are on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The six to eight year old session is on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the nine to twelve year old session runs from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Thursdays locals can visit members of the Summer Reading Club at the Rossland Mountain Market from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday is saved for the pre-schoolers, aged zero to five years old, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The two girls, Sage Sidle who just finished her third year of fine arts at UBC, and Sally Steeves who just finished her first year of engineering at the University of Calgary, will be running the sessions.

This will be the second year that Sidle has worked for the Rossland Public Library and Steeves’ third.

“It’s always nice to have people come back,” said Rintoul.

Both girls are looking forward to working with the local youth again.

“The interaction with kids and watching them get excited about things,” is one of the many things Steeves takes away from this experience.

In previous years, youth have used this time to do projects, make crafts, watch movies, read, and play with the wii.

Every child will receive a reading record booklet to document every time they read for fifteen minutes for a total of 49 times.

This works out to about 15 minutes a day during the summer.

Prize opportunities have been switched up this year as well.

There will be a draw at the end of each session for anyone who has completed a page in their booklet as well as a medal at the end of the summer for anyone who has completed their entire booklet.

Anyone interested can sign up at the library or at the Rossland Mountain Market on Thursdays.

For more information call, 250-362-7611 or email, info@rossland.bclibrary.ca.

 

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