Children are rewarded after a successful Book a Trip Program

It was a summer full of imagination as children from Fort St. James gathered at the Public Library every Tuesday afternoon.

  • Aug. 31, 2016 8:00 a.m.


Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It was a summer full of imagination as children from Fort St. James gathered at the Public Library every Tuesday afternoon.

The Book a Trip Summer Reading Club 2016 encouraged kids to explore.

Whether focusing on space or wandering into the past, each week was filled with a different theme and of course, reading was at the heart of the free program.

Each child was asked to keep track of their own reading and if they read for 15 minutes a day for 50 days, they would be rewarded.

And yes, each child seemed to fulfill the requirements. On Aug. 23, all participants received a certificate of achievement as well as a medal in recognition of their hard work.

The last day of the program ended with fun play outside complete with cake and bubbles.

University of British Columbia student Emma Rumley was happy to run the program this year and she was thrilled with the response.

As the kids begin school in Fort St. James, Rumley will be heading back to university as she completes her degree in Children’s Library Studies.

“The Book a Trip program was so much fun. “I’ve loved every minute of it,” Rumley said.



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