Summer Reading Club 2021
Crack the Case!
1. Summer Reading Club Reading Logs
- Pick up your Reading Log at the Sechelt Library starting June 14th.
- Add a checkmark for every day you read.
- Bring your Reading Log to the library each week to get a sticker.
- Bring your completed Reading Log to Sechelt Library anytime after August 15th and get a medal for your reading achievement!
We have reading logs for school age children 5-12 and “Read to Me” logs for children under 5.
Visit bcsrc.ca to find the Summer Reading Club app.
Do I have to start reading June 14th and finish by August 15th?
No, you do not have to finish or start your Reading Logs on any particular date. As long as you read you can come and get your medal and weekly prizes. You can also claim multiple prizes if you can’t make it down to the library every week. If you miss a day, just count 7 days of reading over a longer time period to get your stickers.
What if I’m travelling during the summer?
You can go to any BC library and bring your reading log to get your stickers or you can wait until you’re back home to get multiple stickers at once. Just keep reading while you’re travelling!
How much reading should I do to count it as a day of reading?
You can set your own goal! Some people like to read twenty minutes a day, while others like to read a chapter or a whole picture book.
Do I have to have a library card to get a Reading Log?
No, you do not have to have a library card to get a Reading Log, but if you have one you have access to all kinds of books to make your reading more fun!
What kind of books count for Summer reading?
Anything you like! Non-fiction, graphic novels, picture books, chapter books, audiobooks, ebooks – the sky is the limit!
2. Take and Make Kits
June 28th – August 7th
Free weekly activity kits to do at home all summer! Sign up to pick up a different kit each week from June 27th – August 7th. Each kit will include a themed activity to match this year’s Summer Reading Club theme: Crack the Case! Call or email the library to register.
Kits available for ages 5-8 & 9-12.
How it Works:
- Sign up at the library for each week. Select which weeks you would like a kit and skip weeks where you will be out of town.
- Pick up your 1st kit anytime when the library is open during the first week: June 28th-July 2nd.
- Enjoy your activity.
- Come back every week to pick up your next kits!
June 28th-July 3rd: Super Sleuths – Mystery stories, detectives, and crime
July 5th-10th: Crack the Code – STEAM and scientific discoveries
July 12th – 17th: Hot on the Trail – The outdoors and nature
July 19th- 24th: Secret Missions – Travel and Exploration
July 26th-31st: Whodunnit? – Notable people and biographies
August 2nd-7th: History’s Mysteries – The ancient world, history, and dinosaurs
August 9th – 14th Is it Real? – Monsters and the paranormal
3. Drawing Workshop
Wednesday, July 7th 1:00-2:00pm
Join the Summer Reading Club’s 2021 illustrator Zoe Si on Zoom for a drawing workshop! Zoe will teach you to draw your own detective character. Call 604-885-3260 or email email@example.com to register.
About Zoe Si: Zoe’s works include a number of children’s books including the Wolfie & Fly series (2018), The Sorry Plane (2019), and The Sorry Life of Timothy Schmoe (2021). In addition to books, Zoe contributes cartoons to The New Yorker and other publications, and still regularly shares comics on her Instagram.
Monday, July 12th – Sunday, July 18th
5741 Wharf Avenue, Sechelt, BC
Monday, August 9th-Sunday, August 15th
Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden
5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt, BC
Read a book while enjoying nature with a family StoryWalk®. Visit anytime during the week. A StoryWalk® is an outdoor walk where a book’s pages have been posted along the trail. Families can read the book together as they enjoy a walk through the outdoors! No registration required.
PLEASE NOTE: You can enjoy the StoryWalk® during the open hours of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. Check their website for their hours: http://coastbotanicalgarden.org/
Summer Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday 11 am – 4 pm
(Closed Wednesday and Thursday)
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Books provided by the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition.
5. Virtual Board Games
Starting July 7th
July 7th ; 21st ; 28th
August 4th ; 18th
Let’s play some games! Every Wednesday we will play some board games online. Participants will need parental permission to sign up for a free account at boardgamearena.com. We will play games on boardgamearena.com and use voice chat via Zoom. Call 604-885-3260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
6. Among Us
Wednesday, June 30th 3:00-4:30pm
Can you find the imposter? Join a virtual game of Among Us. You’ll need to download the game on your computer, tablet, or phone. The app is free on mobile. We will use Zoom for voice chat.
Need a device? Visit the library and use an in-house iPad during the program. Call 604-885-3260 or email email@example.com to register.
7. Pound Fitness Class
Wednesday, June 30th 11:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, August 19th 11:00am-12:00pm
Join MJ Leitner for an outdoor drumming-inspired workout! Pound is a fun, energetic exercise that uses rhythm and drum sticks to pound the ground.
Dress for the weather! We will do the workout outside on the lawn in front of the library. Call 604-885-3260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Local card making buff, Ruth Moore, will be leading this workshop on card making and design. Supplies provided.
This class will be held in the Community Room or Outside, depending on Covid restrictions and weather. Call 604-885-3260 or email email@example.com to register.
9. Treasure Hunt
Saturday, August 21st 10:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy a self-led outdoor Treasure Hunt! Get ready to solve clues and find the hidden treasure! Get the first clue from the library, then go on the hunt! Each clue will lead you from the library to the next clue. Come back to the library once completed to get a prize! This program is not staffed; parental supervision is advised. No registration required.
10. Crack the Case Geotour
July 5th-August 4th
Prize Draw Deadline: Friday, August 4th 5:00pm
Download the Geotourist app to do our Geotour. Walk around town and solve all the clues. Once you’ve discovered the passphrase, return to the library and enter a prize draw! No data? Stop by the library for a paper copy of the clues.
11. Rock Painting
Saturday July 10th – Outside the Library
Paint a rock outside the library, then place it somewhere outside for others to find! Share your rock on Social Media and tag it #SecheltLibraryRocks. Rocks and materials will be provided. Registration not required.
Where should you hide your rock?
Hide the rock somewhere outside or inside where people will find it. You can also keep it or give it to someone. A local park, bench or outside a public building are excellent places to hide a rock.
Ask permission before leaving a rock at a private residence or business.
If you want to leave your rock on a trail or in the wilderness, make sure you’re following any “leave no trace” policies. You don’t want to go off the trail and disturb nature.
12. Thursday Family Storytime
Thursdays 3:30-4:00pm ~ July 8th- August 19th (except August 5th) – outside the Library
Recommended for families with children under 5.
Join us every Thursday for a drop-in Family Storytime matching the Summer Reading Club theme: Crack the Case! Enjoy books, songs, and play.
This will be an outdoor activity where careful social contact will be maintained.
July 8th ; July 15th ; July 22nd ; July 29th
August 12th ; August 19th