FSJPL Summer Reading Program to continue this summer

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Public Library (FSJPL) has received a $1,500 donation from the Co-op t…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Public Library (FSJPL) has received a $1,500 donation from the Co-op to go towards its Summer Reading Program (SRP).

The SRP is offered to local kids during July and August to provide fun, positive ways to keeps kids and their families engaged with reading and learning during time off from school.

According to Morgan Churchill, Program Coordinator with the FSJPL, the SRP employs local students to develop and deliver programs to kids and youth ages 2 to 14. The FSJPL relies on grants, donations from local businesses and industry leaders to fund the program.

“Donations help cover additional staffing costs, facilities rentals, and materials for hands-on activities and incentives. Every year, we are very grateful for this support from our community,’ says Churchill.

Some of the programs have included weekly drop-in activities, day camps, parties, and home-based reading incentives in past years.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the FSJPL responded to the changing circumstances and worked to deliver a take-home program modelled after popular subscription boxes, which was very successful for the library.

This summer, the FSJPL is looking to do another blended in-person, take-home program that will go with the BC Library Association’s theme “Crack the Case!”. Families will be able to look forward to programs and activities for the whole household to enjoy together to explore the community, physical activity, and active learning.

More information will be released in early June.

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