Just wanted to share a lovely note we received from our amazing 2019 artist, Jami Gigot:
I just wanted to say thank you again to the SRC team for giving me the wonderful opportunity to create the artwork for the Summer Reading Club this year. It’s such a fantastic program, and I had an amazing time visiting several of the branches over the summer! I’ve attached a few photos of the fun. The first one is from a workshop at the Sooke Branch, and the lovely fish artwork was sent to me from Vruti Patel and the Victoria branches. The storywalk was in Pemberton and so much fun!
Our warmest thanks to Jami for creating such beautiful artwork and for helping us to Imagine the Possibilities!
We are in need of about 45 more medals – does anyone have any leftovers?
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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 email@example.com, subject line: BC SRC Community Story Award.
And the winner of the 2021 BC SRC theme is…. Mystery!
It was neck-and-neck this year with Mystery beating out Heart-Mind by only 4 votes!
Thanks to everyone who voted!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “SRC Quiz + Your Library Name”.
You might have missed Elkford’s generous offer of 25 reading records! (It’s a comment on VIRL’s post.) Please reply here.
Contact: Jeanette email@example.com
Some of you in the Lower Mainland may be interested in letting your SRC readers and their families know about summer programs at The Learning Disabilities Society!
LDS works with a roster of over 30 qualified instructors, who are all SRSD (Self Regulation Strategy Development) trained and certified, a model based on 50 years of research in cognitive science and educational psychology. Many instructors are certified BC teachers, some with specializations in Orton Gillingham. For more information on SRSD, please click here: https://srsdonline.org/about-SRSD/
- Summer Program: July 2 to August 15
- Fall Program: September 9 to June 20
LDS works one-on-one with each child and their family to develop a plan for diagnosis and remediation. Children complete our programs with a keen understanding of their learning strengths and challenges and the tools and strategies to help themselves through high school and beyond.
- 1:1 Individualized Instruction, which assists students in achieving expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy.
- SRSD Model, which includes a structured set of student strategies that develops student ownership and confidence and allows them to take responsibility for their own learning.
- Progress Monitoring, which is used to assess students’ academic performance, to quantify a student’s rate of improvement or responsiveness to instruction, and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.
To register for our summer or fall program, please visit: http://ldsociety.ca/program/