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Library’s summer reading program launches

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:28 PDT, Wed June 15, 2022

Last Updated: 11:03 PDT, Thu June 16, 2022

The Richmond Public Library is marking the return of summer with the launch of its annual summer reading program.

“I am excited about all that the library has to offer this summer,” said the library’s board chair Jordan Oye. “I can’t wait to read this year’s community read, Mindful of Murder, and connect with people of all ages across Richmond. Whether you’re a regular library user, or haven’t visited for a while, now is a great time to stop by your local branch.” 

New for 2022 is the Richmond Reads: Summer Reading Club for Adults. From July 4 to 31, community members are invited to read and talk about Mindful of Murder, a newly released, humorous mystery novel by award-winning B.C. author Susan Juby, suitable for adults and teens. 

There will be a discussion group on Facebook, plenty of print and digital copies of the book available to borrow, in-person and virtual book chats, and clues posted on social media every week in July. The first lucky person to find the book can keep it as a prize. 

The fun wraps up on July 27 with an online author event with Susan Juby herself. Register now to reserve your spot.

Parents, help your child maintain and improve their reading skills over the summer by encouraging them to join Richmond Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Club, presented in partnership with the B.C. Library Association. This year’s theme is All Together Now, celebrating community. Stop by any RPL branch to pick up a free reading booklet, or participate online at bcsrc.ca/

Participants choose their own reading goal and use the booklet to record their reading progress. Visit the library to collect weekly stickers or go online for your digital badges. The library is also offering weekly prize draws, a callout for book reviews, and free programs including an art club, science programs, and kids book clubs. 

Teens—there’s a Summer Reading Club just for youth aged 12 to 18. Write and post book reviews on the RPL Teen Blog for a chance to win book prizes. The library will also be hosting some fun programs including a chess club, a book club, and a Smash Brothers tournament. As always, budding teen artists can also submit their own artwork for a chance to be featured in next year’s Teen Summer Reading Club. 

Registration for the summer reading program opened this morning. For details, visit yourlibrary.ca or call the library at 604-231-6413.

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