Submitted by Blair McFarlaneCommunity Outreach Library Assistant

Summer Reading Club (SRC) is back with in-person programs this year! We are too excited to keep it just in Invermere, so we are hosting programs in Edgewater and Canal Flats too!

Invermere sessions will be outside in the library yard on Thursday and Friday afternoons. On Wednesdays, we will be alternating between Canal Flats and Edgewater each week. And there will be Pop-up Story Times all around the valley!

Here’s the schedule (find specific dates and Pop-up locations on our website or social media):

Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.: Pop up Story Time alternating between Canal Flats & Edgewater

Wednesdays 11:15a.m.-12:30p.m.: SRC for kids 5*-12 alternating between Canal Flats & Edgewater

Thursdays 2-3:30 p.m.: SRC for ages 9-12, Invermere Library Yard

Fridays 10:30 a.m.: Pop-up Story Time around Invermere

Fridays 2-3:30 p.m.: SRC for ages 5-8, Invermere Library Yard

Register for week 1 beginning June 30. SRC will require registration this year, you will have to register each week, and you can only book one week in advance. *Please note that 5 year-olds participating must be finished Kindergarten.

Pick up your reading log any time after June 30. Complete your log and return it to the library to win a Lego Mini Figure prize (while supplies last) and a medal! You can come pick up a reading log without attending the weekly programs too!

The theme for SRC this year is “Crack the Case!” and we will be solving mysteries all summer long with games, crafts and more! SRC is a program with lots of fun activities to encourage a love of discovery, play, and reading! This is a free program for all, no library card is needed. B.C. Summer Reading Club would not be possible without the generous financial support of the Province of B.C., through the Public Libraries Branch, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and CUPE B.C.

Speaking of mysteries…events for adults are returning with a rather belated book launch for local author, Tony Berryman’s The Night Nurse—a massage therapy thriller on Thursday, July 8 at 7 p.m. This event was originally going to take place in 2019, and we are thrilled to finally be able to host Tony! It will be outside and in accordance with COVID-19 protocols. Please call 250-342-6416 if you are planning to attend.

Please check our website at or Facebook/Instagram regularly for updates or any possible changes due to COVID-19 regulations. We can’t wait to see you!