Eleventh Chocolate Lily Book Awards Announced

 June 19, 2013

Celebrating BC’s Best Books for Children

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News Release

Eleventh Chocolate Lily Book Awards Announced


The Chocolate Lily Book Award – Chapter Book Category was won by Julie Lawson, author of Ghosts of the Titanic.  Second place was a tie – Glen Huser, author of The Runaway and Norma Charles, author of Run Marco Run.

The Chocolate Lily Book Award – Picture Book Category was won by Tom Saunders, author and Cynthia Nugent, illustrator of I want to go to  the Moon.  Second place went to Michal Kozlowski, author of Louis the tiger Who Came from the Sea.

This year’s Gala was graciously hosted by Heath Traditional Elementary School, Delta.

Nominated titles for 2013/2014 will be announced June 22nd, 2013.


Up, Up and Away!

summer reading

“Get ready for some up lifting reading and more! You will receive a fabulous free Reading Record and bookmark, as well as collect weekly stickers to keep track of all the strange reading they do. Explore this year’s SRC theme through fun free programs, contests and displays all summer. Kids who complete their Reading Record will be eligible to receive a special Summer Reading Club medal!

Registration for Summer Reading Club begins mid-June. Kids who joins SRC will be given a colourful reading record and bookmark. Visit the library regularly and collect stickers for your reading record. At the end of the summer you may receive a medal for your efforts. Enjoy cool programs and contests throughout July and August. There are lots of great prizes to be won!

Regular reading during the summer helps kids to maintain or even improve their reading and literacy skills. Studies show that voluntary reading is the number one factor in establishing good reading habits. Summer Reading Club makes reading fun and our expert staff can help kids find just the right book or magazine from among a wide variety of library materials.” — FVRL