We are delighted to announce that Lise Kreps of the Burnaby Public Library is the winner of the 2016 BC SRC Community Story Award!

Our judges loved Lise’s story about an ESL mum and her two daughters signing up for the BC SRC, together! Said one judge: “I think the story really captures what SRC is all about.”

Lise will attend this year’s BCLA Conference as a guest of RBC (Royal Bank of Canada). She’ll also be joining us at the SRC Conference booth. Please come by and say hello, and congratulate her!

BCLA, in partnership with RBC, introduced the SRC Community Story Award at the 2013 BCLA Conference. Each year, the BC Summer Reading Club will present this award to an individual whose story best demonstrates the impact of the SRC within their community.
We look forward to hearing your SRC stories!

The 2016 SRC Community Story Award Winner

About Lise Kreps:

Lise earned her MLS in the Dark Ages just before the Internet was invented, when we still consulted printed indices and scried in inkwells. She has started and run three madrigal choirs, as well as designed sound for theatrical productions, which led her into twenty years as a software documentation and usability consultant in Seattle, as well as teaching at the University of Washington’s iSchool, and back to librarianship at Cornish College of the Arts. In 2007 she returned to Canada and began working at Burnaby Public Library, where she enjoys helping
patrons of all ages and backgrounds at the McGill Branch.

Lise’s Story:

Margaret, an ESL mum, just signed up not only her two daughters for SRC but herself as well. She told me her daughters want her to read in English every day, so they all sit on the couch and read their own books. Her daughter times it to make sure they read at least a half hour. Last year they all joined the SRC, and Margaret got a medal along with her daughters at the medal ceremony at Metrotown Library. Margaret described the experience as, “We stand in line. Very happy! Very proud.”

She asked about the robot, and I explained the Build-It theme, and pointed out the SRC activities we have coming up, like the kick-off party this Saturday, the Lego, and the Marshmallow Building event. Margaret was thrilled, and exclaimed, “We love library!”