Summer reading for children

Parents are encouraged to sign their children up for some fun activities at the 100 Mile Library Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club registration begins soon at the 100 Mile Branch Library and parents are encouraged to sign their children up for some fun activities.

This year the theme is “Strange… but True,” and involves books, activities and games.

The free series runs July 3 to Aug. 16 and ends with a party in Centennial Park.

Several choices of weekly days and times are available in four different groups for children aged three-four, five-six, seven-nine and 10-12.

Pre-registration is required in person at the library with Kendyl Boyd between June 15-28.

“Regular reading during the summer helps kids to maintain or even improve their reading and literacy skills,” says Boyd.

“Studies show voluntary reading is the number 1 factor in establishing good reading habits.”

Parents may choose one, hour-long program session each week offered for the younger age groups at various times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, while the aged 10-12 group is available Tuesday or Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The 100 Mile House Branch Library is located at 449 Birch Ave.