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Children’s services staff are taking a wee break from storytime and babytime this month. Between now and the end of June, we'll be spending our time speaking to over 11,000 local students in more than 340 classes to encourage them to join Summer Reading Club. Why not encourage your child to join? Regular storytimes will resume in July.
June is National Aboriginal History Month. Read local Aboriginal history tales such as The Yuquot Whalers' Shrine, In the Land of the Headhunters, and Jimmy Chicken in our Tales from the Vault series. Or check out our Aboriginal Peoples page for booklists and more and our Aboriginal Peoples eResources for links to many websites of interest.
OUR PLACE NEWSLETTER - Every Tuesday morning, groups of curious and eager Family Members crowd the curb outside Our Place Society. They are waiting for the beloved Bookmobile. Each week at 10am, Madeleine Bakker and [GVPL Outreach Librarian] Avi Silberstein set up Literacy Victoria’s travelling library right outside of Our Place. Read more of the Our Place newsletter article here (starting on page 6).
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries is now running at the Royal BC Museum until September 16th, and GVPL is joining the fun! Watch for cool dinosaur related events at GVPL, check out our dinosaur-friendly booklist, and between June 15th and July 13th, enter a draw to win a family pass and other cool prizes.
May 22nd to 25th is Aboriginal Awareness Week. Check out our Aboriginal Peoples page for links to Aboriginal authors and artists in our catalogue and our Aboriginal Peoples eResources where you will find many websites of interest.
Sunny weather is here and we're preparing for GVPL’s annual Summer Reading Club for kids aged 12 and under! Register for special programs starting June 15th and drop by any GVPL branch on or after June 28 to pick up your reading record. For more information see our SRC page.
The 2011/12 Red Cedar Award winners have been announced. The Fiction Award winner is After the Fire by Becky Citra, and the Information Book Award winner is How to Build Your Own Country by Valerie Wyatt, illustrated by Fred Rix. For a list of past winners click here.
GVPL has compiled a booklist of recommended fiction and non-fiction for Mums.
Click here to view the list.
TIMES-COLONIST - Reading is the birthright of every child. And this year, more than 2,000 newborns will receive a book and a CD from the Greater Victoria Public Library's Books for Babies program. Read more of the Times-Colonist article here (requires login with library card and password).