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2018 Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC)

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 - Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Adult Summer Reading Club (ASRC) runs from TUESDAY, JULY 3 to TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, at all 39 VIRL branches.

Sign up any time for our annual summer program for adults and read your way through summer! Challenge yourself with new formats, new topics, new titles. Visit a library to register. This year's theme is "Read Around The World," with special emphasis on international authors, filmmakers, and TV series.


This year's GRAND PRIZE is a Kobo Aura One, awarded to one person from among participating branches of Vancouver Island Island Regional Library.

Locally, VIRL Cowichan Valley Libraries is naming new winners *each week* to receive free books and local restaurant gift certificates (prizes vary by location).

VIRL Cowichan Valley Libraries is grateful to the following 2018 ASRC sponsors:

Arbutus Cafe​ | Bru-Go's Coffee​ | Cafe la Vie​ |

Carmanah Pizza​ | Cow Cafe - West Coast Grill​ |

Craig Street Brew Pub​ | CVI Lounge​ | Deep Fried Ice Cream​ | DogHouse Restaurant​ |

Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery​ | Farm Table Inn​| Heritage Indian cuisine Duncan​ | J&V's Burgers & Pizza​ |

Jakes At The Lake​ |

Just Jakes​ |

Lakeside Sushi​ |

The Mongrillian Grill​ |

Odika Cafe​ The Old Firehouse Wine Bar​ |

Panago Pizza​ |

The Royal Dar​ |

Saltys Fish and Chips​ |

Shawnigan house Coffee & Chocolate​


The goal of this year’s Adult Summer Reading Challenge is for you to read, watch and listen to new titles from around the world. Each challenge completed earns you one entry in our weekly prize draws.

Here's a sampling of the tasks you can choose to take on:


- A book by an international author

- An ebook by an international author

- A Travel Book

- Historical fiction from another country

- A book about a place you've never visited

- The front page of an international newspaper using Press Reader


- An audiobook by an international author

- An international film on Kanopy streaming

- A title on VIRL's Acorn TV

- A title from VIRL's IndieFlix service

- A graphic novel from Comics Plus

And More...!


Note 1: No single title may be used to answer more than one challenge

Note 2: International refers to non-Canadian and non-American authors/titles

Note 3: You may substitute an audiobook for any reading/viewing challenge.


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