“Now I’m a reader, too!”

Francesca de Freitas from VPL’s Children’s Library recently shared this delightful story of “adorable SRC excitement”:

Some kids in our co-op put their reading records on their front doors so they show-off and can see what other kids have been reading, and so the Summer Reading Club is a not an infrequent topic of hallway conversation between the school-aged kids.

This morning my 5 year-old neighbour Ruby (starting K in Sept) came knocking very softly and, unusually shyly, at my door. She wanted to tell me she had joined the ‘library summer reading plan’ and that last night she’d read an entire book all by her self for the very first time. I asked her what the book was she told me it was ‘Time for Bed, Fred,’ and that her mom only had to help her with a couple of words that were hard. ‘Now I’m a reader too!’ she said.

We were so charmed at work that I’m bringing her a SRC poster and few buttons to celebrate this momentous becoming a reader milestone!

Do you have a SRC story to share? The winner will attend the 2020 BCLA Conference as our guest! For more details please visit http://kidssrc.libraries.coop/community-story-award/

Please send your story in an email to bcsrc@bclibrary.ca, subject line: BC SRC Community Story Award.

 

New Resource Page: BC SRC Serving First Nations Children and Communities

We are delighted to share with you a brand new Resource Page on the BC SRC staff site: BC SRC Serving First Nations Children and Communities.
 
This resource page grew out of a 2019 BCLA Conference session: BC SRC Serving First Nations Children and Communities. During the session, a panel of four representatives from three libraries gathered to discuss the successes, challenges, and evolution of serving First Nations children and communities through BC SRC. The topics touched on included: relevancy, factors in participation, partnerships, funding, adaptations, creating positions and policy to increase relevancy and engagement, training. Each of these topics could, of course, have filled an entire session. The panel included:
 
 
The panel members have generously agreed to share some of the resources they have developed within their communities. In addition, we have included the slide show from the session, as well as a video recording of the session, for those of you who were unable to join us. You may find all of these items here. We hope you will help us continue to build this page of resources. 
Many thanks go to our amazing panel members and their communities and to filmmaker TJ Galmut. A special thanks to Libraries Branch, Minstry of Education, for their continued and generous support in increasing accessibility to the BC SRC.
 

Nakusp: We need more medals!

We are having a very successful Summer Reading Club with many more kids signed up than ever before! Yay!

But we are short on medals and our readers are reading so much. If anyone has any medals to spare we would love a few extra.

NEEDED: 15 SRC Medals.

Please reply to this post !

Lindsay or Jackie at contact@nakusplibrary.ca ,  250-265-3363

Thank you!

Lindsay and Jackie

Nakusp Public Library

Win!! Prizes!! Enter the 2019 BC SRC Quiz!

Once again we were lucky enough to have Randi Robin, BC SRC’s esteemed quiztress, put together another fabulous quiz for the BCLA Conference.

Didn’t make it to Conference? Well, we sure missed you, and now’s your chance to take the quiz and win some prizes! Enter as an individual, enter as a team! The first three winners will receive their choice of a bundle of tattoos OR a poster signed by Jami Gigot while quantities last) to give out as prizes! 

To enter, simply include the number of the question and the letter of the answer you think is correct, ie. 9:z (there is no question 9 or answer z — this is just an example!) DO NOT post your answers to the blog! 😉 Please send your entry directly to bcsrc@bclibrary.ca with the subject line “SRC Quiz + Your Library Name”. 

Good luck!

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