Go on an adventure this summer!



Neepawa Public Library

It’s nearly summer and we know what that means-- Summer Reading Club at the Neepawa Library!

Children of all ages are invited once again to take part in the TD Summer Reading Program. This is a comprehensive program offered by libraries across the country and this year, the theme is Canada. With so many things to celebrate about this great big country, we’re looking forward to sharing our books, along with crafts and activities chosen just for our summer programming. There’s evidence to show that children who continue reading throughout their breaks from school retain a higher level of comprehension and tend to get started in the new school year more quickly. 

Registration is free and begins on June 26. Three categories are available depending on age and reading ability. Read-to-Me is for children who are not yet reading on their own. Borrow books to read with your child and we record the number of books and provide activity sheets to track books as they are read. Incentives are given at 15, 30 and 45 books and the children can also enter their names for draws. Children who are reading on their own can sign up to the Reading Program, where they record the number of minutes they read and when they report back to the library, they are also given draw entries at reading goals of 100, 300 and 600 minutes. Teens, ages 13 and up, record the books they read over the summer and receive draw entries and prizes when they reach the goals of 750 and 1,500 pages.

In addition to tracking numbers of books and minutes read, we are also offering activities and  crafts for the children registered in the Read-to-Me and Reading programs. More information is available at the library.

And why should the kids have all the fun?! Once again, we’re offering an Adult Summer Reading Club. From July 4 to August 25, adults can enter once per week into a prize draw by providing a short review of a book. Drop into the library or check our Facebook page (Western Manitoba Regional Library) for more information.

Maybe you won’t be staying close to home this summer and don’t want your library books to be overdue? Well, we’re willing to help you stock that shelf for your summer reading at the beach or at the cabin by holding our spring Book Sale on June 21. Be sure to drop by to pick up something interesting (or something light) for summer reading. We have adult, children’s and non-fiction books for you to choose from.  

“You’re never too old, too wacky too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”  – Dr. Seuss