Book Club

Kids (5-12)

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Whether you inhale books for pleasure or information, or love to use technology to listen to music, watch shows, or to get your reading fix, we have something for you!

Need help with homework or searching for fun things to do? Ask one of the Youth Services staff - we love to help you find what you need.

Kids FAQs

Our theme this summer is Walk on the Wild Side! 

Summer Reading Club (SRC) is a free, fun literacy activity program designed to engage school-aged children, ages 5-14, with libraries and reading throughout the summer. Grades are for September, 2017. Even if you are away and can't make it to the library, you can join in the fun at home.

Summer Reading Club 2017
  • Grade 1 & 2: Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 5 to August 16.
  • Grade 3 & 4: Tuesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 4 to August 15.
  • Kindergarten Readiness: Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 5 to August 16.
  • Write It, Read It Club, grades 5 to 7: Fridays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 7 to August 25.
  • Write It, Read It Camp: August 22, 23 and 24
    • grades 4 - 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • grades 8 - 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

To register for SRC, please fill in our online form. We'll get back to confirm your registration within a few days.

Find out about our other drop-in, summer fun activities here.

Kids clubs: 2017-2018

Do you like to join in fun activities, read, and make new friends? We have something for everyone! 

  • Wonder Club (grade 1 & 2): An outdoor science and nature club.
    • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, October 20,November 17, December 22, January 26, February 23, March 16, April 13, May 11, June 1.
  • Book club (grade 3 & 4): Book discussion and fun literacy activities.
  • Book club (grade 5, 6 & 7): Book discussion, creative writing, and fun literacy games.

Registration for September coming soon!

Reading Link Challenge (RLC) 

RLC is a province-wide program for students in grades 4 and 5 that promotes the "sport of reading." In teams of six, children read and become familiar with a set of six selected books. Click here to read more.

Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks is a great resource for kids and is available online without a library card. Check out the wide variety of options below. Happy tumbling!  

  • Picture books: Animated, talking picture books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books and adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.

  • Read-a-longs: Narrated chapter books with highlighted text so kids can follow along. The books are flexible enough for confident readers to read on their own too.

  • eBooks: Full-length Early Juvenile and Juvenile Fiction chapter books for kids from grades 2 to 6. Ideal for independent reading, whether for school or for pleasure.

  • Graphic novels: A fantastic way to help encourage readers of all abilities and preferences to read in an exciting and accessible way.

  • Non-fiction: This section features both animated story books and longer length eBooks in reading levels from kindergarten to grade 6. There's a large selection of genres from which to choose: history, science, ecology, geography, historical science, biological geography, and more.

  • Math Stories: This is a great way to introduce new concepts to children! From simple patterns and numbers, to fundamentals of geometry and pi, or from the basics of coins and money, to budgets and economics.

  • Language learning: Features story books in Spanish and French, and is ideal for both English language learns and second language students. In addition, many of the Language Learning books have English counterparts.

  • National Geographic videos: There are a wide variety of subjects on video from wildlife profiles to Exoplanet exploration.

  • Puzzles and games: Provides entertaining and educational activities based on your kids' favourite TumbleBooks. There are puzzles, memory games, crosswords, match-the-sentence games, and more!

  • Playlist: You can make your own playlist or use one of the pre-made playlists. This feature allows you to build a play list of TumbleBooks which you can play one after another - perfect for storytime.

Red Cedar Award

Each year, students at our local schools participate in choosing and voting for their favourite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Voters should read a minimum of five books in the category (fiction or non-fiction books) in which they are voting.

The library has copies of all the Red Cedar titles, and many are available in eBook and eAudiobook.

Outreach 

When you are out and about in Whistler you may find the library in surprising places. Our partnership with Arts Whistler sees our book bike, BOB (Books on Bike), out on the village stroll during the spring, summer, and fall. Make sure you say hi if you see us out and about!

Books on Bike