Crack the Case with Whistler Library and Summer Reading Club!

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Summer is Coming! Crack the Case with Whistler Public Library and Summer Reading Club. We've got a great line-up of virtual events for all ages. In addition to the programs below, our Facebook Storytimes and Zoom Storytimes will also continue through the summer.

Summer Reading Club Reading Records

stack of booksAs always, we will have Reading Records available so your kids can keep track of their reading goals this summer! These goals are totally customizable to each reader. Your child can choose to read 15 minutes every day, a picture book at bedtime every evening, a chapter book every week - whatever works best for them! 

And, as extra incentive this year, readers who meet their weekly goal can come to the library to enter for a weekly prize! These prize draws will begin the week of July 12 and run for seven weeks, so there are lots of chances to win.

Stop by the library starting Tuesday, July 6 to grab a Reading Record. Or, if your child would like to record their goals online, visit https://bcsrc.ca/ to set up a virtual Reading Record! 

 

Crack the Case Community Scavenger Hunt

Passports available starting July 12SRC Character 6

Join in this year's Summer Reading Club fun in a new and exciting way! You're invited to participate in the Crack the Case Community Scavenger Hunt, beginning on July 12. Each week will offer a number of curious activities that will invite you to read, discover, and explore. Have some fun with a little history and mystery in and around Whistler!

Collect points for each activity you do, enter to win weekly prizes, and complete the whole passport to be entered for the grand prize draw at the end of summer.

This program is for ages 5 to 12, but we think it will be fun for the whole family! Passports will be available for pick-up at the Library starting on Monday, July 12. 

 

 

Preschool Craft Club to Go!

SRC dogPacks available starting July 12

Have a crafty kiddo aged 3 to 5? Sign up for Preschool Craft Club - To Go! You'll receive a bundle of materials and instructions to complete six fun, simple crafts. Each craft will include stories and rhymes to guide your home learning. Get ready to create, read, sing, and rhyme this summer!

Registration for this program is now full! Please scroll down to check out Crafts from the Park.

 

 

 

Code Your Own Adventure Sphero Challenge

Launching on July 12Sphero

Did you borrow one of our new Sphero Bolt code-enabled robots this summer? If you did, email publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca to tell us about your experience, and you'll be entered to win your very own Sphero Mini! Submit your feedback by August 30 at 10 a.m. to be entered in the draw!

We'd also love to see photos and videos of you trying out Sphero, so send those along with your feedback.

Click here to place a hold on a Sphero Bolt!

 

 

Crack the Case Virtual Escape Room

SRC characterLaunching on July 12

Can you crack the case and prove you are Whistler's Greatest Detective by escaping our virtual escape room this summer? Solve the puzzles and find the clues to escape our online room, and enter your name in to win a prize! 

This program is designed for kids ages 5 to 12, but we think it will be fun for the whole family.
 

Our Crack the Case Virtual Escape Room is now LIVE! Click here to get started.

 

 

 

Crafts from the Park with the Whistler Museum

SRC CharacterThursdays starting on July 15

We're excited to present Crafts FROM the Park with our friends at the Whistler Museum! 

Each Thursday, starting on July 15, we will share a video filmed in Florence Petersen Park that will lead you through a craft project and share a little local history. You'll be able to find this video on the Whistler Museum's Facebook page.

Families can sign up to receive weekly craft supply packages to craft along with us. 

Registration opens on Monday, May 31. These crafts may require parental assistance! Click here to register for this program.

 

 

Draw Your Own Adventure Workshop with Zoe Si

SRC CharacterThursday, July 15, 4 to 5 p.m.

Vancouver-based illustrator Zoe Si will share her journey from art-loving kid, to lawyer, to professional illustrator, and the role that autobiographical cartooning can play in learning about yourself and creating your own adventures. Zoe will guide participants in designing and drawing detective characters that reflect their own unique personalities and traits, or whatever else is in their imagination!

This workshop is for children entering grades 1 through 7 in September 2021. Click here to sign up for this program! Space is limited.

 

 

 

 

Write It, Read It Camp: Be the Detective! Mini-Mystery Writing Workshop

SRC characterJuly 20, 21, 22, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Does your kid love to read and write? We invite them to come get creative with local writer, Rebecca Wood Barrett! 

Whodunit? You! Join author and teacher Rebecca Wood Barrett and learn how to write your very own mystery. Together we’ll brainstorm clever crimes and invent a crime-solver character. We’ll create believable suspects and motives, and red herrings to throw readers off the scent.

You’ll learn how to sneakily bury real clues in other story details, and how to reveal the culprit at the end of your mini-mystery.

This camp is intended for kids ages 10 and up, and will take place virtually, on Zoom. Registration opens on Monday, May 31! Click here to register for this camp.

 

 

Write It, Read It Camp: Digging in the Dirt! Unearthing the Grit in Your Writing

SRC characterAugust 24, 25, 26, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Does your kid love to read and write? We invite them to come get creative with local writer, Rebecca Wood Barrett! 

We all want a little grit in our writing. We want our characters to feel real, and to surprise the reader in some way. Good writing is not the smooth, polished stone you pick up, it’s the grimy, unexpected thing you find underneath.

So how do we get that grit? How do you dig beneath the surface? You do it by paying attention to every level of the writing craft, from an unusual story idea to the muscular verbs you choose to varying sentence structure. In this creative writing workshop with Rebecca Wood Barrett you’ll work on a story and tinker with your new writing tools to dig up the grit.

This camp is intended for kids ages 10 and up, and will take place virtually, on Zoom. Registration opens on Monday, May 31! Click here to register for this camp.

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