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2017 Summer Reading Clubs

First, a huge thank you to our Salmon Arm Friends of the Library (FOL) for sponsoring our programs year after year. I don’t know what we would do with out you!

Registration for Summer Reading Club begins Tuesday, June 20 and is free. Just contact the library by email, phone or in person to register. (No online registration is available this year to join the club.)

We have 3 Summer Clubs this year.

  1. Read-to-Me Club for ages 1 – 4 years.
  2. BC Summer Reading Club for ages 5 -12 years.
  3. Summer Challenge Tracker for ages 1 – 18.

We also have free summer programs and contests for students. Registration for these programs is available online and opens 2 weeks before the event. Contact the library or go to our branch page at http://www.orl.bc.ca/hours-locations/salmon-arm to register for a program. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 9-11 must have an adult within easy contact.

Here is a list of our programs:

SRC Programs

Here is a list of our contests and sponsors:

SRC Contests

And here is a peek at this year’s Challenge Tracker:

Tracker Prizeschallenge-tracker[1]

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Book Suggestions from a Tween

Top 5 Relaxing Series for Tweens

~ by Xavier

Who wants more work? I don’t! I think these books are easy to read… without being babyish. They are also some of my favourite books!

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid– by Jeff Kinneyindex[6]

This is the first of two “diaries” on this list. It is also the better-known one. It is about a kid named Greg, who is always getting himself in trouble, mostly because his “schemes” never go to plan. I don’t think he’ll ever really learn his lesson…

2. Most books by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton- by Andy Griffiths (obviously)

Although this isn’t a series, it is true. A lot of Andy’s books are easy to read, and hilarious on top of that. While not very smart (but hey, nobody came here for rocket science!) they are relaxing, hysterical, and never cease to amaze! They aren’t for the logical type, though.

3. Garfield– by Jim Davis     index[3]

Who doesn’t love ol’ fat ‘n’ lazy? I think this is a classic at heart. Although most people love this comic, some think it has too much crude humour. These people aren’t right at all, but I’ve learned to read on Garfield books. Good ‘ol fat cat.

4. Big Nate– by Lincoln Pierce

School and summer, war and peace are the thoughts of under average middle schooler, Nate Wright. A lucky guy when it counts, Nate is a bit of a… I honestly don’t know, but he isn’t boring! I recommend it to all the public schoolers indefinitely.

5. Diary of an 8 -Bit Warrior– by Cube Kidindex[8]

An amazing, inventive, and intriguing book. It is my favourite on this list. I like almost everything about it, and there are four books in the series, so I can read all I want! It is set inside Minecraft, and follows the adventures of Runt, a Minecraft villager who wants to become a warrior. I recommend this to anyone who likes Minecraft.

I will wrap this up by saying that I read loads more books than a lot of the people I know, and that I regret I’ve never browsed all of the library. I would also like to thank my mom, who has kept me company and brought me snacks :).

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Teen Book Review

Rose in BloomIf you are looking for a simple, uplifting story, Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott is the ideal book for you. This story is full of romance, high principles, human weaknesses, and sacrifice. Follow the struggles of twenty-year old Rose Campbell as she learns how to fight temptation, gives a good example to her circle of friends, tries to help her cousin conquer his weakness and bad habits, and experiences falling in love. Rose in Bloom is the sequel to Eight Cousins, which tells about Rose`s teenage years.

~Ardent Book Lover

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Builders’ Club- May 2017

We had a small but creative group for LEGO Club this month. We can also include KEVA Planks in our building now, so it looks like I’m going to have to change the name of our program.

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Story Time in the Park 2017

Thanks again to the Salmon Arm Early Childhood Development Committee for sponsoring these events! Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) will provide toys and activities after story time.

Story Time in the Park 2017

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Teen Book Review

Exciting news! We have some well read teens submitting book reviews and booklists to help you discover great new (or old) reads. Here is post from our first teen reviewer.

My Favourite book

Scarlet Pimpernel

          The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, has got to be one of the best books I have ever read. Set during the French Revolution, this tale of daring rescues, heroic self-denial, concealed love, pride and comedy will have you anxiously turning pages, wondering what happens next. I was so glad when I found out that this book was part of a series of twenty. I was in book heaven! I read them straight through and then decided to read them all over again. Without a doubt, if you like adventure, love and comedy all rolled into one, you will love this series!

~Ardent Book Lover

(Side note: This book is no longer in the ORL collection, but it can be borrowed through Inter Library Loan. Just ask your friendly local librarian to order it for you, and it will be done.)

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April Lego: Chocolate Bunnies

Our theme this month was Chocolate Bunnies (anything Easter or spring related). Here are some of the creative things that were built.

Next month’s theme…Wilderness Survival!