It was a summer of exploration, imagination and fun as children in Fort St. James enjoyed their Tuesday afternoons at the Public Library.
The Book a Trip Summer Reading Club 2016 was a success and University of British Columbia Co-op student, Emma Rumley, was thrilled to be a part of it.
Rumley, who is currently studying Children’s Library Sciences has been running the free program and says that it’s been a fun experience for all.
“I’m so happy to be here. It’s been so much fun and I’ve loved every minute of it,” Rumley said.
From week to week, children partook in different themes from discovering the universe with a special visitor from the MacMillan Space Centre, touring the world, traveling using your imagination and journeying by planes, trains and automobiles.
“Kids are always so curious. There’s always something different to explore when it comes to reading,” Rumley said.
This year’s theme, Book a Trip, asks that each child keeps track of their reading and if they read for 15 minutes a day for 50 days, they will be rewarded at the end.
Kids can read whatever they want, whenever and wherever they like. They can read to themselves or listen to someone reading or telling stories to them.
On August 23, all participants will receive medals at a ceremony in recognition of their hard work.