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Summer Reading Club

button to get to registration page for the summer reading club medal ceremony

What is SRC?

BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program that encourages reading throughout the summer and engages children (ages 5-14 years old). Summer Reading Club is a fun, educational, inclusive and community-oriented program that began over 30 years ago. This year’s programs will include crafts, games, activities, and more!

The 2023 BC Summer Reading Club theme is called Journey Through Time. It features artwork by illustrator and artist Jeni Chen.

How to Register for the 50 – Day Challenge

SRC includes a 50 day reading challenge where kids track their reading for 50 days to win a medal at the end of the summer! Throughout the 50 day challenge kids can collect stickers for every 7 days of reading and enter draws for prizes.

Have you finished the 50 – Day Challenge?

If you have completed the challenge please send an email to to claim your medal and certificate. Please include your first and last name.

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club with the Medal Ceremony on Sepember 9th! If you’ve finished the 50 day challenge come for your medal. This year we have special guest Mayor Leonard to hand out awards. If you can’t make it, collect your medal anytime at the front library desk. Register for the Year End Celebration in the Bowen Library events calendar or at this link:


Teen Reading Challenge

Find out about our summer-long Teen Reading Challenge, get reading, and get a chance to win in a grand prize draw!

bc summer reading club poster with dinosaur illustrations

Online Options

Like in recent years, you can also participate online with the BC SRC reading tracker app and weekly online activities, videos, contests, quizzes, and more. Click here to find out more and sign up for SRC Online.

The BC Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and local public libraries, with funding assistance from Public Libraries Branch, BC Ministry of Municipal affairs, and CUPE BC.




Thank you to the Friends of the Library for supporting the Summer Reading Program with direct funding.

Thank you to the Bowen Island Fiber Arts Guild for donating the beautiful handmade book bags that have been awarded in the weekly SRC prize draw.