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Thanks from Jami Gigot!

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! 
Warm wishes,
Jami

 

 

Our warmest thanks to Jami for creating such beautiful artwork and for helping us to Imagine the Possibilities! 

VIRL Needs Medals

We’re finished with SRC, but we’ve got some waitlisted kids still hoping to get a completion medal. I think we could use up to 80 but any you can spare would be most appreciated pretty please and thank you!

Please reply to this post and send to:

Julie Carter, Nanaimo North Branch, 6250 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9R5N3

Email jcarter@virl.bc.ca or call 250.933.2665

“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.