Summer Reading for Kids

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Now that school’s out, summer reading clubs are in at the local libraries. If you’re looking for a way to entertain and engage your children this summer, this is a great option. These are all free, drop-in programs, and no registration is required.

Coquitlam Public Library

For more information on any of Coquitlam’s programs, please phone the Children’s Department at City Centre (604.927.3561) or Poirier (604.937.4142).

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers
Songs, rhymes, bounces and stories for children under three years old and their caregivers.
City Centre: Mondays, July 5 – August 9 from 10:30–11am
Poirier: Thursdays, July 8 – August 12 from 10:30–11am

Summer Stories for Preschoolers
The very best in children’s literature, classic folk tales, songs and rhymes for children aged 3–5, including children entering kindergarten in the fall. Parents, stay with your children and join in the fun.
City Centre: Thursdays, July 8 – August 12 from 10:30–11am
Poirier: Wednesdays, July 7 – August 11 from 10:30–11am

Summer Stories for School-Aged Children
Story theatre, puppets, story telling and book talks for children who are entering grade one or older. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay and enjoy the show!
City Centre: Thursdays, July 8 – August 12 from 1:30–2:15pm
Poirier: Tuesdays, July 6 – August 10 from 10:30–11:15am

Summer Reading Club
The Summer Reading Club is a great way for children in grades one and up to discover books and have fun reading all through the summer holiday. Register at the Information Desk at either library.

Middle Schoolers Only Summer Reading Club
Just for kids in grades 6 through 8. Register at the Information Desk of either library branch. Write reviews of the books you read during the summer and give them to the librarian at the Information Desk. Each week, we will do draws for prize books. The more reviews you write, the better your chances of winning!

Port Moody Public Library

For more information on any of Port Moody’s programs, please phone 604.469.4575.

Summer Family Storytime
Children aged birth to six years can join us for stories, songs, and fun reading games this summer. Our new evening time slot it is perfect for working parents.
Tuesdays, July 13 – August 17 from 6:30-7:30pm

Summer Reading Buddies
Kids in grades 2-4 can drop in for an hour of reading, book discussion, and literacy games. Our fantastic teen reading mentors will help kids find books they love, and build literacy skills in a relaxed, friendly environment. For more information about this program, please contact program coordinator, Vicki Donoghue at 604.469.4666 or
Thursdays, July 15-August 12 from 3-4pm

Summer Reading Club
Kids can earn a special medal by reading for 50 days during the summer. Read anywhere, anytime, and you choose the books! Lots of free fun activities to keep kids reading all summer long. Register in person at the Information Desk.

Terry Fox Library

For more information on any of Terry Fox Library’s programs, please call 604.927.7995.

Saturday Family Storytime
Come and join us for a half hour of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. Storytimes are for preschoolers and their families.
Saturday July 17 and Saturday, August 21 from 11 – 11:30am

Pyjama Family Storytime
Preschoolers and their families will enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and rhymes. Children are welcome to come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy.
Wednesday, August 4 from 6:45 – 7:15pm

Kids Summer Reading Club
Children from preschool to grade 6 can discover that “Reading Rocks!” this summer by joining the annual Summer Reading Club sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association and public libraries around the province. Terry Fox Library is offering kids the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of children’s literature through books, contests and various entertaining programs. To join drop by the library’s Information Desk.

Teen Summer Reading Club
Teens from grades 7 to 12 can “Get Into Character” this summer by joining the Teen Reading Club. To join drop by the library’s Information Desk and pick up your Teen Reading Record and bookmark. For every seven days that you read this summer, you become eligible to win one of several amazing prizes, including laptop computers, digital camcorders and digital cameras.

Happy reading!

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