COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

Okanagan Regional Library offers virtual summer program for children

As with all things in 2020, Summer Reading Club at the Summerland Library is going to be a little different this year.

This year’s theme is Explore our Universe. This summer, you’ll be able to do just that from the comfort of your home.

Currently, the library building is not open to the public, therefore Summer Reading Club is going virtual.

Starting June 15, school-aged children from five to 12 can register for Summer Reading Club by visiting www.bcsrc.ca and creating an account.

READ ALSO: COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

READ ALSO: COLUMN: A Dahl-icious reading challenge for spring break

They will then receive a virtual reading log to keep track of all the reading done over the course of the summer and earn special animated stickers along the way.

Through this website there will also be activities for kids added each week, like making planet themed sun catchers to decorate your windows and ooey gooey alien slime creatures.

The Summerland Library will also host events just for our community online such as space bingo, where there are some great prizes to be won, galaxy painting nights, and some special guests to put on virtual shows for the kids.

We will also run a Starry Night Scavenger Hunt Father’s Day event right now. All you have to do is go on our website www.orl.bc.ca/summerland and scroll down to the upcoming events. There you will find the NASA Star Finder game with corresponding instructions.

Grab a flashlight, warm blanket and Dad or anyone else who would like to play on a night where you can clearly see the stars.

Once you’ve finished and have sent us an email with the answer to the skill testing question, you will be entered to win a fabulous prize from Sirius Science and Nature.

The draw for the prize with be held on June 21 to celebrate Father’s Day.

Library programs may not be held the typical way we used to do them, but we are still going to have so much fun this summer. We can’t wait to see all the kids, and to get our summer reading on!

Kayley Robb is an assistant community librarian at the Summerland branch of Okanagan Regional Library.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

BooksColumnist

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Smoky skies clearing throughout B.C. Interior

Environment Canada expects “widespread” improvement for all affected areas by Sunday

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

‘This is a very difficult sentencing’; Judge delays Kiera Bourque manslaughter trial to next week

The courts heard Friday that Bourque “did not intend to cause harm” but that her actions were “reckless”

COVID-19 minimizes Okanagan Regional Library budget increase

Library adapts to pandemic fiscal disruptions

Interior Health continues to tackle COVID-19

IH president Susan Brown says don’t become complacent about pandemic

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Stranger in truck grabs boy walking home from school in Kelowna

The 11-year-old boy escaped the incident, RCMP are investigating

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read