The Joys of Reading in Beaver Creek

This year was Beaver Creek Library’s first year participating in the TD Summer Reading Club (SRC). The summer reading program is a joint initiative by TD Bank Group, Toronto Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada designed to get kids reading in the off-season.The program provides participants with free program materials that include a reading passport and twelve collectible stickers. Each year, the program has a different theme. This year it was ‘Eureka’; we’d like to share highlights of some of our activities.In Week 3, we read Roge’s French Fry King, which is about a dog that becomes more than just a dog by selling French fries. His French fries received unique character from every place they visited. They filled the tummies of lots of people around the world. Inspired by various flavours, we mixed and matched our very own sauces to go with our fries.Week 4 was rock-and-roll Sunday with Carolyn Crimi’s, Rock ‘N’ Roll Mole! We formed a band by making paper plate tambourine shakers. In Week 5, Oma’s Quilt, by Stephane Jorisch, inspired our very own paper quilt of things that we like. We even got some people in the community to contribute their panel of favorite things. Overall, it was a really fun program; It got the kids reading all summer, which is fantastic. Hopefully next year, we’ll be able to go on bigger adventures.

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