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Read & Bead Summer Reading Club


What it is

The Read & Bead Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program for school aged children that encourages reading throughout the summer. This year we’re rewarding daily reading with brag tags and beads!


How does it work?

Starting June 27th come to the library to pick up a reading record and start tracking how long you read each day. Next come to the library and pick up a brag tag and beads. If you read for 15 minutes per day you get a colored bead, if you read for 30 minutes a day you get a silver bead, and an hour or more gets you a gold bead. That’s one bead per day. After seven weeks of reading you’ll have a necklace worth bragging about!

Everyone who completes their 7 weeks of reading also gets a certificate of completion and a medal.

All types of reading is encouraged in any language, from print books to audiobooks, podcasts, and oral stories. If you prefer to track your daily reading online go to to get started.

For youth age 12-18 interested in another kind of program check out the Teen Summer Contest.



To celebrate the Read & Bead Summer Reading Club we’re hosting a ton of programs at the library. There will be a week of Dungeons & Dragons, Bollywood dancing, movies, hula hooping, kazoo playing, a Pokemon character party, friendship bracelets for Swifties fans, cedar weaving, and an amazing week long Comic Book Camp with cartoonist and graphic novelist Kathleen Gros. Find out more about all the Read & Bead Summer Reading Club programs below:


Reading Walk
From July through August enjoy an outdoor reading walk on the library grounds. Follow the signs to read a picture book while you enjoy the great outdoors!


Sticker Mosaic
Ever wanted to do a mosaic with your whole community? Come to the library to create a sticker mosaic.


Dungeons & Dragons 101Teal coloured many-sided numbered dice.
Learn to play D&D in this five day program. You must attend all five days. Registration required. For age 9-18

July 2nd-6th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm



Lego Block Party
Drop-in Lego building for children age 4-18

(4 year-olds must be accompanied by a caregiver).

Friday July 5th, 10:30 -11:30 am
Friday July 12th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Friday July 19th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Wednesday July 31st, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday August 3rd, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Friday August 9th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Wednesday August 14th, 10:30 – 11:30 am


Arts & Crafts
Drop-in for an hour of arts & crafts. For children age 5-18, children under 5 must be with a caregiver.

Saturday July 6th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Wednesday July 10th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday July 17th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday August 7th, 10:30 – 11:30 am


Cardboard Rumpus Room
Drop-in and start building using MakeDo kid-friendly tools and lots of cardboard. For children age 5-18, children under 5 must be with a caregiver.

Tuesday July 9th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday July 23rd, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday August 6th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm


Firefighter Storytime
Come to a special storytime with a real firefighter. Ember the FireSmart Fox will visit and a real-life fire truck will be parked in the street. For children age 0-5.

Thursday July 11th, 10:30 – 11:00 am


Movie at the Libraryshows popcorn and a movie clapperboard
It’s too hot! Come inside and cool off with a family friendly movie. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Popcorn provided. Drop-in.

Friday July 12th, 2:00 pm – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG 1h42)
Friday July 19th, 2:00 pm – Wall-E (G 1h38)
Friday July 26th, 2:00 pm – The Super Mario Bros Movie (PG 1h32)
Friday August 9th, 2:00 pm – Despicable Me 4 (PG 1h35)



Swifties Make Friendship Bracelets
It’s a Taylor Swift fan party! Come listen to Taylor Swift music, paint 13 on your hand, and make friendship bracelets. For ages 9-18

Saturday 13th, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Saturday August 3rd, 3:00 – 4:00 pm


Hula Hoopingshows a girl hula hooping outside on the grass.
Have fun and move your body with a hula hoop! No experience necessary. For ages 9-13. Registration required.

Saturday July 13th 3:00 – 4:00 pm

[Registration info: maximum 9 kids, 5 waitlist]


Escape RoomImage shows an open lock.

Work together to solve a series of puzzles and break into the box. Registration required.

Tuesday July 16th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Breakout to Summer (age 9-12)
Tuesday July 30th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Movie Theatre Mix-up (age 12-18)



Comic Camp
Love comics or graphic novels? This is a 5 day camp with Vancouver based cartoonist and graphic novelist Kathleen Gross. Kathleen will spark your creativity and get students to create their own comics. Registration required. For age 8-12.

July 22nd -26th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, BC. Her most recent graphic novel Anne: An Adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (Sort Of) was released in 2022. She is currently working on her next graphic novel, which will be released in 2025. Her other works include Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of) (HarperCollins 2020), Last Night at Wyrmwood High (Cloudscape Comics, 2015), and the webcomic Lunar Maladies (, 2016-2020). She has contributed stories to several Cloudscape anthologies including Fantastic Frights, The Witching Hours, and Waterlogged: Tales of the Seventh Sea.


Read & Draw with Author Meneka Repka
Join Meneka as she reads from her upcoming picture book The Mango Monster and does a live drawing exercise. On Zoom. Registration required.

Wednesday July 24th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm



Taste Test Challenge
A seriously ridiculous taste test challenge! Rate the best chips and do a blind taste test of yummy treats and unexpected foods. For age 9-13. Registration required.

Saturday July 27th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm



Pokemon Scavenger Hunt
Pokemon are hiding in the library. Grab a pokedex and search them out for a prize. Better catch them all!

July 30th – August 3rd, all day


Pokemon Character Party
Drop-in for games and crafts featuring your favourite Pokemon characters. For ages 5-10

Thursday August 1st, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm



Elephant & Piggie Character PartyShows the characters Elephant and Piggy. Elephant is sitting on his knees and smiling and Piggy is holding his hands together joyfully.
Drop-in for games and crafts featuring two of the funniest book characters, Elephant and Piggie. For ages 5-9

Thursday August 8th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm



Bollywood Dance Coloured drawing of a man and woman standing next to each other, facing forward with one hand in the air and the other on their hips, in a dance move.
Learn some basic Bollywood dance moves. No experience necessary. For ages 8-18. Registration required.

Saturday August 10th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm



Play the Kazoocoloured music notes
Learn to play the kazoo and take one home too! For ages 9-18. Registration required.

Tuesday August 13th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm



Tricoter: Dance Performancephoto of a woman doing the limbo under a colourful string of yarn in front of an audience.
Join us for Tricoter, a dance performance from Foolish Operations that reproduces the spirit of the knitting circle. Registration required. For ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Saturday August 17th, 11:00 -11:45 am



Medal CeremonyShows image of a yellow trophy with 1st on it.
The Read & Bead Summer Reading Club is over and it’s time to get your medal! Come to the library to celebrate your achievement. Wear your beaded brag tag necklace and don’t forget your completed reading record. Registration required

Saturday September 7th, 10:30 – 11:00am

Can’t make the medal ceremony? That’s ok! Come to the library with your completed reading record between August 19th and September 30th and we’ll give you a medal.