This summer at the library

Fun-building this summer at the Nelson Public Library

All Summer Reading Club programs are drop-in and free of charge.

Kids build their own fun—with some fun-building helpers— this summer at the Nelson Public Library’s Summer Reading Club. “Build it!” is this year’s theme, and that means a lot of hands-on activities, fun-building, and friend-building.

Sign-up has begun for summer reading logs. Kids can track their summertime reading and enter draws for prizes when they complete a page—and just for signing up! Dairy Queen gift certificates will be drawn for sign-ups before July 4, and 25 young booklovers will win.

Things really get rolling on Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 pm when The Purple Pirate shivers your timbers—and then shows you how easy it is to build your own pirate ship with some ropes, a little dancing, and a lot of team work. The Purple Pirate has been building audiences across the country and garnering rave reviews from all ages.

“It’s going to be a great summer,” says Children’s Librarian Nancy Radonich. This year she’s joined by students Kazia Drake and Sydney Edney, who bring great enthusiasm and fun-building know-how to the mix.

Summer Reading Club fun includes Munchkin Mondays (for the small set) beginning July 6 from 1 – 2pm and include “stuffy sleepover”, dance party, dress-up day and more.

Terrific Tuesdays are for 6 to 9-year-olds run from 10:30 – noon and build summertime fun with stories, games, and crafts.

Whimsical Wednesdays from 1 – 2pm are for all ages who like to have fun building with Lego, playing board games, and enjoying a full line-up of special events.

Tween Thursdays, for ages 9 to 12, builds fun and friends with snacks, stories, crafts and games.

All Summer Reading Club programs are drop-in and free of charge. Some special events may require registration. For full information go to www.nelsonlibrary.ca

Just Posted

Selkirk College students protest proposed tuition increases

Sudents’ union says this year’s 2 per cent increase puts education out of reach for some

Nelson project funds rural schools in Nepal

Mountain trekker David Swain runs the Altitude Project

Trail area homicide investigation continues

Jan. 14 marked one year since Jordan Workman was discovered in the trunk of a burnt car

Leafs, Nitehawks settle for 4-4 tie

Nelson is now unbeaten in nine straight games

Former ski champ and MLA’s son hope to open Castlegar cannabis store next month

Felix Belczyk and Ben Conroy are in the approval process for local Spiritleaf outlet

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng

9 brains, 3 hearts: Some wild facts about octopuses

Things to know about the giant Pacific octopus, which is naturally found in the waters of the U.S. West coast, the Aleutian Islands and Japan

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Most Read