June 22nd will start the Edmonton Public Library’s Summer Start Program, and I’m delighted to be telling stories as part of the celebration.

For full information on the program, head to epl.ca/SummerStarts.

In the meantime, check out these amazing facts 9(via the EPL):

  • The program includes:
    • A summer reading challenge:Kids track their reading activity and for every six hours of reading completed, they get to design their own button and receive a prize ballot for a chance to win awesome prizes including grand prize packs (with iPads, books, robots, a zoo encounter and more!), drones and Edmonton Eskimos prizes.
    • Classes and events: Summer Starts at EPL features a variety of free drop-in classes and events. Kids can choose from classes led by EPL staff, external performers and even a few special visits from the Edmonton Eskimos. In total, there are more than 500 activities happening at all 21 branches to keep kids busy!
    • Weekly contests: Kids can find Dwayne The Rock in each branch to receive a ballot for a chance to win a weekly book prize and Booster Juice prize pack filled with coupons and other goodies.
    • In 2018, more than 17,000 kids across Edmonton registered for the summer reading challenge and we hope to welcome even more in 2019!

Summer Starts at EPL 2019 will launch on Saturday, June 22ndand end on Saturday, August 24th.