By Justin Seward
The Redcliff Public Library will be participating in the annual TD Summer Reading Club again in 2021.
“We’ve hired two college students to run the program for us and as much as we can do outside, we will,” said Tracy Laternus, Library manager.
“Because we only have the meeting room, those 10 kids would not be able to distance very well in there, so we’re trying to keep everything outside. If it needs to be switched to online quickly—we are prepared to do that and still give the families the supplies to be able to follow along on the private Zoom link.”
There will be games, arts and crafts, reading challenges as well as potential trips to the water park and local greenhouses are in the works.
Prizes will be handed out for the reading challenges.
The summer reading program will run from July 5 to Aug. 19, from Monday to Thursday in the afternoons (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
The cost is $50 and includes two hours from Monday to Thursday for seven weeks.
An August session could be offered for three weeks if more restrictions are lifted.
“It definitely keeps them busy over the summer,” said Laternus.
“It stops them from them from getting so bored. But it also keeps up their reading level over the summer. It’s a known fact that it drops off over the summer because the kids close their school books in June and don’t do much reading until September.”
Sign-up is open for 10 kids only between the ages five to 12 and registration forms are available at the library.