Summer Slide

Teachers, caregivers, and students have worked all school year to learn and gain skills. Summer break can lead to learning loss also know as the summer slide. The Okanagan Regional Library is here to support kids, teens, and caregivers. We want to motivate kids and teens to keep reading and learning this summer! Here are some suggestions:

  • Learning can be fun! Find a topic that interests them and dive in to explore.
  • Celebrate all reading! Comics, recipes, magazines, audiobooks, non-fiction facts all ‘count’ as reading.
  • Spend time outside. Discover and learn by spending time in nature. 
  • Check out the local library for free books, services, and activities for all ages. We are a community space that youth are invited to hangout in without spending money!

Summer Reading Clubs for All Ages!

Starting June 17, visit your local library and join Summer Reading Club for FREE! You can join any time during the summer.

  • Read-to-Me Club (Infant-5 Years): Read together for a chance to win!
  • Summer Reading Club (5-12 Years): Read to earn a shiny medal and a chance to win cool prizes!
  • Teen Summer Challenge: Read and complete challenges for a chance to win!
  • Adult Summer Reading Club: We can’t leave them out!

Library Cards 

There is no age requirement to get a Library Card! Visit your local library or sign-up online E-card Station (

Questions about Okanagan Regional Library or our resources? 

Contact your local library Hours and Locations | Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) or the Head of Youth Services, Ashley at 

Next issue of Library Link will be out in October 2024.