On Thursday , August 7, 18 youngsters between the ages of two to 12 years participated in a BC Summer Reading Club session at the Barriere Library.
Facilitator, Taylor Rae, a Thompson Rivers University student, had all the youngsters listening attentively while she read a book to them about magic and magicians called ‘The Magic Hat’. The story was as an introduction to the day’s craft activity which involved the making of magic hats.
During the hour long session, each child was able to utilize their own approach to the project, with all of them heartily enjoying themselves judging by the laughter and enthusiasm as they created their hats.
The BC. Summer Reading Program encourages kids to read so they can maintain or improve their reading skills during the summer months. Each library in British Columbia creates its own reading club using an approved base line starting point.
The Aug. 28 Summer Reading session at the Barriere Library will feature Uncle Chris the Clown to help wind up the summer season with a party. There will be a whole lot of fun for everyone, and librarian Linda Kelly says there will be awards for those children who completed their reading goals during the summer.