Library campout wraps up summer reading program

The Prince George Public Library’s Summer Reading Program wraps up on Friday with a Library Campout for five- to nine-year-olds. While children won’t actually spend the night at the Bob Harkins Branch, they will build their own tents and listen to campfire stories after the library closes. Children and their adults must register to participate by calling 250-563-9251 ext. 108; registration is limited. 

To date, over 400 children have participated in the Summer Reading Program every week. The program helps children maintain their literacy levels over the summer. Members of the community, includingHighland dancers, a young violinist, Ukrainian dancers, a Biochemistry student and a local Hip Hop dancer, shared their expertise with the participants over the past five weeks. The Summer Reading Program kicked off in early July with the annual Touch a Truck in Canada Games Plaza; the event garnered over 700 participants. Older children and teens have had a chance to participate in programs such as Tech for Tens and Teens, Nail Art and Creative Writing in the Garden. 

Storytime, Baby Time, Reading Buddies, Homework Help and other regular programs will resume in September. For more information on library programs, visit www.pgpl.ca or pick up a copy of the Library Guide. 

About the Prince George Public Library

The Prince George Public Library (PGPL) is a publicly funded library system located in the City of Prince George. Between its two branches, PGPL serves 54,921 cardholders. For more information visit www.pgpl.ca.