THE BC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND THE H.R. MACMILLAN SPACE CENTRE TO PARTNER FOR THE 2020 BC SUMMER READING CLUB: EXPLORE OUR UNIVERSE!

 

 

The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre for our space-themed 2020 BC Summer Reading Club (BC SRC).

The BC SRC is a free public library literacy program that connects school-aged children and families to their local library and encourages children to discover a love of reading. In 2019, the BC SRC reached over 173,000 children in more than 200 communities throughout BC. The program is made possible by generous funding from the BC Ministry of Education and CUPE BC. The BC SRC welcomes the participation of all children and their families and seeks to provide an accessible and fully inclusive program. All children are invited to join the BC SRC by visiting their local library.

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that brings the wonders of space to Earth, while providing a personal sense of ongoing discovery. Through innovative programming, exhibits and activities, their goal is to inspire sustained interest in the fields of earth science, space science and astronomy.

“The Space Centre is very excited to support the 2020 summer reading club theme of “Explore the Universe” this summer!” said Lisa McIntosh, Director of Learning at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. “This unique opportunity allows us to share our passion for Space with inquisitive young readers across the province. We look forward to a fun summer of reading and wonder about the universe!“

Christine Middlemass, President of the BC Library Association echoed McIntosh saying, “Partnering with the H. R. MacMillian Space Center enhances our very successful Summer Reading Club and helps us help children and families learn more about space and enjoy reading about space.”

BCLA and the H. R. MacMillian Space Center look forward to supporting the BC Summer Reading Club over the summer of 2020.

For questions to BCLA, please contact Annette DeFaveri, Executive Director of the BC Library Association at execdir@bcla.bc.ca.

For questions to H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, please contact Jennifer MacDonald, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre at marketing@spacecentre.ca.

Annette DeFaveri Executive Director

BC Library Association

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