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Monday , 3 August 2020
Take home kits for participants of the Summer Reading Program

Vermilion kids hitting the books

Vermilion kids are excited to participate in the Public Library’s Summer Reading Program that began Tuesday and will run until August 22.

One hundred packages had been made up and after only three days, 56 children had already registered for the program.

Library Manager, Stuart Pauls said that participants aged 5–12 will receive crafts with their take-home kits as well as a bookmark to track the minutes they’ve read through the summer.

Each kit also contains several activities and puzzles which are sure to allow for some extra fun.

Staff has challenged the children to read 500 minutes, and they will have the opportunity to win two prizes if they reach their goal (one after reading 250 minutes and the other after completing all 500).

“With the program being offsite this year, children can choose to complete the activities from home, at the lake, or at their grandma’s house,” said Pauls.

“Hopefully it sparks the joy of reading as opposed to it being a chore.”

For more information or to register you can call 780-853-4288.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect Media from the Vermilion Voice newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.