Golden Library launches summer reading

The Okanagan Regional Library wants to make sure that kids in Golden keep their minds active and engaged throughout the summer months.

The Okanagan Regional Library wants to make sure that kids in Golden keep their minds active and engaged throughout the summer months.

So they are launching their 2013 Summer Reading Club, called Up, Up, and Away!, at all of their locations throughout the region.

Whether your child is interested in things with wings, superheroes, the secrets of the stars or weird weather, there will be a program that suits them during this exciting summer program.

Fun contests, activities and guest speakers encourage kids to read the summer away and help prevent learning losses that occur when they don’t take part in educational activities.

Last year there were 4,524 children registered for the Summer Reading Clubs at Okanagan Regional Library’s 29 branches from Golden to Princeton.

The Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, with the assistance of Libraries and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

Registration for the summer program in Golden is June 25. The program will run Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., from July 4 to August 1, and is for children ages five to 12. Call 250-344-6516, or drop in at 819 Park Avenue to register. Go to www.orl.bc.ca for more information.