It’s Summer Reading Club Season

June 17, 2022

It’s Summer Reading Club season at Vancouver Island Regional Library 

It may not yet quite feel like it, but according to the calendar summer is here and at Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), that means summer reading clubs and challenges for readers and library lovers of every age across the system.  

Kids’ Summer Reading Club: All Together Now 

Each year, VIRL takes part in Summer Reading Club (SRC), a province-wide initiative sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and local public libraries. The program encourages children to connect with the library to help build and maintain their reading skills during the summer months. 

Readers keep track of their progress in reading records while taking part in fun activities and events along the way. Each participant receives a customized VIRL SRC package they can pick up at any VIRL branch. At the end of summer, participants celebrate their achievements with an authentic SRC medal.  

The SRC kick-off party is happening from 6 – 7pm on July 5 with celebrated Haida author and storyteller, Kung Jaadee.  Anyone interested in attending this virtual event can email to register. More information about this enchanting evening with one of Canada’s preeminent Indigenous storytellers is available here:  

Registration for SRC opens June 21 in-branch or online. Complete details about SRC are available at   

The SRC runs July 5 – August 22. 

Teen Summer Challenge (TSC): VIRLmanji – Welcome to the Library 

Our Teen Summer Challenge (TSC) is set to take teen readers, aged 12 – 18, through a jungle of challenges as part of this annual event. To participate, teens complete a series of activities that encourage them to read, learn new skills, experiment, and think critically. They may even win some incredible prizes along the way! 

This year’s challenge theme is based on the popular Jumanji movies, but tasks have been designed to appeal to a variety of interests. Check out the VIRLmanji trailer and get hyped about this awesome adventure.  

Complete details are available at Online registration opens June 21. 

The TSC runs July 5 – August 22.  

Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC): Sunny Summer Bingo 

The Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC) is back with some fun summer games to encourage adults to read all summer long. With the chance to win some great prizes, the ASRC challenges readers to pick up a bingo card and play all summer long.  

Bingo cards and additional activities are available in-branch and online at  

The ASRC runs Jun 28 – August 31.  


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David Carson, Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives