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Round-up of summer library programs

Approximately 10,000 people made GVPL part of their summer story — incredible! Thank you to everyone who participated in our summer reading programs for all ages.

Below you can read more on the success of our three core summer programs. For more events, activities and learning opportunities, keep an eye on our online calendar to see what’s coming up.

Summer Reading Club

More than 8,000 kids 12 years and under “walked on the wild side” and participated in Summer Reading Club by tracking their daily reading on a reading record themed with Walk on the Wild Side art by Darlene Gait of the Esquimalt First Nation.

Our SRC kids received up to seven weekly prizes for reading every day, including a bookmark, swim pass, pizza coupon and book. Plus, GVPL welcomed thousands of kids at over 250 free programs that engaged their curiosity in areas such as literacy, arts and science.

Congratulations to all the children and families for participating in this program and making reading and the library part of their summer. We know SRC kids are ready for school, and we wish you a great year.

All That and a Bag of Chips

The All That and a Bag of Chips teen book review club produced an incredible 686 reviews this summer! We gave out 800 bags of chips for registrants and 983 free books over the course of the summer, and we awarded prizes to three lucky participants. We enjoyed reading your book reviews and look forward to more next year.

Read a selection of book reviews on Tumblr.

Summer Challenge

Over the course of the Summer Challenge, we had hundreds of entries on Facebook and Twitter and awarded prizes to eight lucky participants. We enjoyed reading your book recommendations and seeing your creativity as you snapped pictures of selfies, shelfies, and bookfaces and shared your love of reading and learning.

To see contest submissions, you can search hashtag #gvplchallenge on Twitter and Facebook. Happy reading!


Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger