BC Summer Reading Club 2022

Joining the Summer Reading Club at the Squamish Public Library is easy! Come down to the library any time after June 29, 2022, to pick up your reading record and start reading! Record your reading every day to become eligible to win prizes at our weekly draw. These prizes include toys, games, books, food coupons, and much more! Read all summer and receive a medal at our award ceremony.

This summer, there will be lots of fun for kids at the library. Check the Summer Reading Club event schedule to see what’s happening each day. The Summer Reading Club coordinator will be in the children’s area all day Tuesday to Saturday to update your reading record and to help you find lots of great books to read. They will also be offering a lot of fun activities that you can join in – crafts, competitions, info sessions, and special guests from our community – find out more when you join the Summer Reading Club. Get ready to read – All Together Now!

If you have any questions, please email us at kidsreadingclub@squamish.ca. Sign up for the library newsletter to hear about upcoming events.

All school-aged children are welcome to join this free program. We encourage every child of every reading ability to open a book that is perfect for them!

Event Series: Meet your Community

This July and August, we are hosting weekly “Meet your Community” events every Wednesday at the library.
Events are designed for school children (ages 5 – 15). All events are free and everyone is welcome. (You don’t have to be registered for the Summer Reading Club to join these events.)

Please register for each event individually at https://signup.com/group/277005025184982081

1. Wednesday, July 6, 1-4pm (drop-in all afternoon) – Meet a Balloon Artist & create your own balloon craft

2. Wednesday, July 13, 1-2pm – Meet a Kids’ Book Author – Virtual author talk with Mahtab Narsimhan – join online on zoom or watch together at the library – snacks provided

3. Wednesday, July 20, 1-2pm – Meet a Bear Expert – Michael Allen

4. Wednesday, July 27, 1-2pm – Meet a Police Officer

5. Wednesday, August 3, 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Meet a Firefighter

6. Wednesday, August 10, 1-2pm – Meet a Magician – Leif David

7. Wednesday, August 17, 1-2pm – Meet a Recycler – GFL staff member & their garbage truck

Workshop Series with Tsawaysia Spukwus

June is Indigenous History Month! To celebrate, the Library will be hosting Tsawaysia Spukwus of the Squamish Nation for a series of hands-on workshops including wool weaving and drum making. 

All workshops will be free and online, and all materials will be provided for participants! Everyone is welcome to attend, and registration is required.

Squamish Nation member and educator Tsawaysia Spukwus (Alice Guss) is masterful at bringing innovative learning opportunities to all people through workshops, drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling.  

There are three different dates for each workshop. Choose the one that’s best for you!

To register for a workshop, click the date and time you want. Please only register for each program once.

Wool Weaving Workshops (week of June 14) 

Tuesday, June 15, 6:30-8:00 pm – waitlist

Wednesday, June 16, 6:30-8:00 pm – waitlist

Thursday, June 17, 6:30-8:00 pm – waitlist

Drum Making Workshops (week of  June 21) 

Tuesday, June 22, 6:30-8:00 pm – waitlist

Wednesday, June 23, 6:30-8:00 pm – waitlist

Thursday, June 24, 6:30-8:00 pm – waitlist

Visiting Library Service

About

Our Visiting Library Service provides free home delivery of library materials and resources to seniors or Elders in the community. Through this program, volunteer library ambassadors provide personal phone calls and connections to patrons, reserve and deliver library materials and resources. This service adheres to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.

Contact 604-892-3110 or visitinglibrary@squamish.ca with any questions about the service.

Patrons

If you are a senior or Elder in Squamish who would benefit from home delivery of library materials, please complete our Visiting Library Service Patron Registration Form below. If you aren’t able to apply on the computer, you can call the library (604-892-3110) to register over the phone or request a paper form.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for our Visiting Library Service, please review the Volunteer Position Description, and complete the Volunteer Application below.

Read the Volunteer Position Description here.

Please note: we are not accepting volunteer applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about our next round of volunteer recruitment!