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BC SUMMER READING CLUB

For kids 12 and under

Explore our universe page by page with the BC Summer Reading Club! Be inspired to read all summer and enjoy activities along the way.

How BC SRC Works

Step 1: Track your reading by one (or more) of the following options:

  • Track your reading with a new self-paced, online club. Register today.
  • Beginning July 6, pick up a getting started with BC SRC package at GVPL’s Central Branch. Each package contains a reading record, stickers, a bookmark and temporary tattoo. Watch our website for news about other branches reopening throughout the summer.
  • Print off a reading record.
  • Get creative and make your own reading record. For inspiration, look at this year’s BC SRC artwork.

Step 2: Read for a minimum of 20 minutes every day.
Step 3: Enter or write down one title you’ve read each day.
Step 4: After you’ve read for seven days, collect a virtual badge in the online club, or, if you’re using a paper reading record, add a sticker or decorate it. Celebrate!
Step 5: Repeat steps 2 to 4. Keep up the great work!

Completed your reading record? Pick up your book prize or special BC SRC medal at the end of the summer.

We Thank Our Generous Sponsors

British Columbia Library Association

Province of British Columbia through Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education

CUPE BC

BC Libraries Co-op

Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library

Virtual Programs

We have more fun experiences to make your summer extra special:

Check out Biblioboard for cool weekly activities. You can submit your completed activities to us, and we’ll share them on our website and on social media.

If you’re looking for more activities, check out bcsrc.ca.

Royal BC Museum

Orca Storytime with Mark Leiren-Young

Wednesday, July 8, 11:00 am

For ages 6-12. Author and filmmaker Mark Leiren-Young will read from his new books for younger readers – Orcas of the Salish Sea and Orcas Everywhere – sharing stories about the endangered southern residents and answering questions about orcas everywhere and anywhere. Learn more.

Attended the program? What did you think? Give feedback.

Book Illustration with Ellen Rooney

Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 am

For ages 6-12. Meet artist and illustrator Ellen Rooney and learn about the illustration process to make drawings using collage technique, as well as the importance of representing diversity in what we create. Learn more.

Attended the program? What did you think? Give feedback.

Ask an Astronomer: Rachel Wang

Wednesday, July 15, 2:30–3:00 pm

Learn about living in space and discover things you can see from your own backyard. Bring your questions! Hosted by the BCSRC and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Learn more.

Wednesday, August 12, 2:30–3:00 pm

Learn about the Perseids meteor shower and bring your questions! Hosted by the BCSRC and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Learn more.

Attended the program? What did you think? Give feedback.

Compost Education Centre

Virtual Garden Tour

Friday, July 24, 1:00 pm

For all ages. Learn about indigenous plants, composters, organic growing, food forests, aquaponics, mason bee pollinators and all the exciting things happening with plants throughout the summer. Presented by Compost Education Centre. Learn more.

Attended the program? What did you think? Give feedback.

Swan Lake

Natural Wonders at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 pm

For ages 5-10. Take a virtual tour and learn about the wonderful animals that live at the Swan Lake Nature house. You will also go on a short virtual walk to see what other amazing discoveries can be found outdoors. Presented by Swan Lake Nature House. Learn more.

Attended the program? What did you think? Give feedback.

Engineering for Kids (Vancouver Island)

Make an App

Tuesday, August 18, 11:00–11:30 am

For ages 6-12. Attend a virtual workshop to learn how to build a simple app by using basic text-based computer code, and then be able to share it with a friend. Presented by Engineering for Kids Vancouver Island. A laptop/computer, mouse and internet connection are required to participate. Learn more.

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Guitar

Classical Guitar Workshop

Tuesday, August 4, 11:00–11:30 am

For ages 6-12. Hear the different tones of the classical guitar and feel the groove of different moods in a virtual mini concert. Presented by Natasha Pashchenko and Shannon Perkins Carr. Learn more.

Attended the program? What did you think? Give feedback.

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

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