Kids' Space

BC SUMMER READING CLUB

PROGRAMMING

100 Mile Branch

Quesnel Branch

Williams Lake Branch

KIDS' DATABASES

RED CEDAR READERS

 

BC SUMMER READING CLUB

The Cariboo Regional District Libraries in 100 Mile House, Quesnel, and Williams Lake invite children of all ages to join the annual BC Summer Reading Club.


The program starts in July and registration is free.   Once registered, members will receive a special kit to keep track of their reading over the summer months. If they achieve their summer reading goal, they will be awarded a collectible medal.


Children can sign up to attend one free session per week. Each week they will be participating in a variety of fun activities, crafts, and story-times based on weekly themes. 


The program is designed to motivate children to read regularly (or be read to), to help maintain or improve reading skills while school is out. It makes reading fun by inviting kids to read what they want. The Cariboo Regional District Library staff can help children find suitable materials, whether it’s a print book, audiobook, e-book, magazine or any combination of items. The Summer Reading Club will conclude with a celebration party for all participants.

 

100 Mile House Branch

Family storytime:
Stories, Songs and interactive activities for the whole family.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays @ 10:00am-10:30am
All ages. Drop-in. No registration required.

After-School Program:
Suitable for ages 5 to 12.
Wednesdays,  3:30pm-4:30pm
Registration is required.

For more information please contact Gina Gigliotti, Branch Assistant, at 250-395-2332 or email: ggigliotti@cariboord.ca

 

Quesnel Branch

Fall/Winter programming

Pre-school storytime:  for children  3 to 5 years old. No registration required.
Stories, crafts.
Wednesdays, 10:15am-11:00am
No registration required. Free drop-in program.

Toddler Time:  for children under 3 years old.
Stories, songs, and rhymes.
Fridays,  10:30am-11:00am
Free, drop-in, parent participation required.

For more information contact  Tracy Bartsch, Branch Assistant at 250-992-7912 or email: tbartsch@cariboord.bc.ca

Red Cedar Book Club for Home Schoolers
This is a weekly club for home schooled children. It will run until the end of April. Red Cedar is British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award. Every year thousands of children between grades four and seven from across the province are invited to read
books from the nominated lists and vote for their favourite.
For more information contact  Tracy Bartsch, Branch Assistant at 250-992-7912 or email: tbartsch@cariboord.bc.ca

 

Williams Lake Branch

Pre-school Story Time
You are invited to join us for fun, stories, songs, and crafts.
Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:15am
*Suitable for kids under 5.
**This program is currently suspended.

For more information please contact the Area Librarian, Anton Dounts, at 250-305-2182 or email: adounts@cariboord.bc.ca

 

Kids' Databases

TumbleBook Library TumbleBook Library -- A a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs, plus much more

incdl logo International Children's Digital Library -- The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  

world book online World Book Online -- a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites

world book kids World Book Kids --Features content and tools developed especially for young students.

l'encyclopedie decouverte L'Encyclopedie Decouverte -- Rich media and excellent editorial content in French.

world book early world of learning World Book Early World of Learning -- A wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes.

world ebook World eBook -- Includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that span all curriculum areas and reading levels.

world book timelines World Book Timelines -- Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history. (Optimized for iPad)

 

Red Cedar Book Awards

The Red Cedar is British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award. Every year thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 from across the province are invited to read books from the nominated lists of non-fiction and fiction titles and vote for their favourite.

The purpose of the program is to promote quality Canadian literature and to enrich and broaden a student's reading experience.  The Red Cedar Book Awards are "launched" every November during Canadian Children's Book week and students have the next six months to read and decide which one of the titles on the list they feel is the best Canadian book of the year.