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Summer reading club wrapped up at Sept. 9 party

Lorraine Graves   Sep-19-2017

Over 1,000 children and their families at the Richmond Library’s Summer Reading.

Photo courtesy Richmond Library


Summer may be over but for the participants in the Richmond Library’s summer readingprogram, the words they read will long linger in their minds.

Richmond mayor, Malcolm Brodie spoke to the 1,000 attendees at the Summer Reading Finale, Sept. 9. Mayor Brodie and members of the library board awarded prizes to the school with the highest participation, as well as to winners of the children’s bookmark contest in addition to the adult and teen Summer Reading Club winners.

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Library Board members, Chief Librarian Susan Walters, Coun. Alexa Loo and Mayor Brodie gave medals to the children who participated in the Summer Reading Club before everyone joined in a variety of activities throughout the afternoon event.

Summer Reading Club is free of charge and its purpose is to encourage people to spend summer hours enjoying reading, in whatever form it takes.

With over 4,000 participants in their summer reading club, the Richmond library continues to write new pages in this Canadian tradition that stretches back over half a century.


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