Western Counties Regional Library’s 2024 Summer Reading Club takes readers To the Stars! The space/night sky themed club runs from Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, Aug. 24 at the library’s 10 branches in Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties.

“This program is a fun way to help children and teens keep up their reading over the summer,” says Shannon Raynard, Deputy Director at the library. “And, there are rewards for the whole family.”

The club offers reading reward draw prizes in all three age groups, lots of in-person, space-themed programming, and StoryWalks, featuring Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield’s book The Darkest Dark. StoryWalks are set up outdoors on page-by-page stands in and around many of the library’s branches.

“Area businesses and organizations continue to step up to support this literacy program for children, teens and adults by providing the prizes as reading rewards,” Raynard says.

Programs range from soccer matches using ball-shaped robots, discovering dinosaurs, music, crafts, and science camps. All programming is listed in the events section on the library website at westerncounties.ca/events-calendar/.

To enter the draws, children must register with their local branch library. Every child registering at the library receives a reading log and a web access code to register online at https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/. Teens and adults can sign up at their nearest library branch.

The Children’s Summer Reading Club is for children up to the Grade 6 level. The teen club is for students entering Grades 6 or higher, up to age 18. The adult club is for people aged 18 and older.

woman in yellow sweater holding a poster and small reading logs in a library setting
Shannon Raynard, Western Counties Regional Library Deputy Director, holds the Summer Reading Club reading logs and poster. The program begins June 22.