Online Registration & FAQ

This summer, we’re excited to launch our first ever BC Summer Reading Club app where kids can track their weekly reading goals online. With everything happening with COVID-19, we needed to find a way for kids and their families to participate in the BC Summer Reading Club this year. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Education for making this possible.

We encourage you to connect with your local library to find out what they’re doing this summer and how you might be able to pick up a print reading record, stickers, etc. Find your local library here:

 

For parents and caregivers, we’ve compiled some instructions how to use our Online resources and some FAQs.

How to Register Online & Use the App

    1. To get your child registered, head to bcsrc.ca and click JOIN HERE
      1. Due to safety and privacy concerns, your child will require your permission to create the account
      2. Follow the registration steps and be sure to check the tooltips, if you need clarification. Tooltips are  indicated by a small icon like this:
    2. Once registration is complete: your child can track their reading by using their nickname (username) and password
      1. Encourage them to track their daily reading goals and to unlock badges
      2. Reading goals can be whatever they choose and adapted to their needs
      3. For every 7 days of meeting their reading goals, they’ll unlock a new badge (reading does not to be done on consecutive days)
      4. They can also enter any missed reading entries/days
      5. They will have until the end of September to log their reading
    3. As a parent, you can log into your dashboard to encourage your child’s reading progress
      1. You can also add another child, change your password(s)
    4. When your child completes their 7 weeks of meeting their reading goals, you can print off a certificate for them
      1. Connect with your local library to see if they are offering medals or other completion prizes. Find your local library here: 

FAQ

 
My child is not in grades K-7, does that mean we can’t register?  Anyone can register for SRC, please select “other” for grade.
My child is in homeschool, what do we select? Please enter “homeschool” in our school options.
My child attends a school not listed, what do we select? Please enter “other” in our school options.
My child attends a French school that is not listed. If your child attends a French school, please note you will need to type a unique element of the name for it to appear (e.g. “Pionniers” rather than “L’École des Pionniers”).
I can’t see the dropdown selection options for my library branch?
You may wish to try another browser. Please also see more information below under “I’m having technical issues with the Online Tracking App, what do I do?”
Does my library card account work to sign in for the BC SRC? The BC SRC is a province-wide program that supports local library systems in their summer reading club programs. We are not linked to any actual library records (i.e. library cards and accounts) in order to maintain patron privacy and increase accessibility for those who do not have library accounts but still wish to participate.
I haven’t been to the library in a while, can you look up my account? To participate in the Summer Reading Club program, you do not need a library card. However, you can connect with your local library for your account details.
I want to participate in SRC, but do not want to register online. What do I do? You can still participate in the weekly activities and you can connect with your local library to find out about picking up a print reading record, or you can print the 11×17 print-at-home version here or the 8.5×11 simplified version here.
Will your booklists, activities, and reading materials also be available in French? Here are our 2020 booklists including the theme-related French booklist. Our weekly activities are in English. Please connect with your local library about finding digital French reading materials.
I would still like a print reading record. How do I get one?  Connect with your local library to find out about picking up a print reading record, or you can print the 11×17 print-at-home version here or the 8.5×11 simplified version here.
Can I register and use the online reading tracker and still get a print reading record? Yes, if your library is open to hand out print reading records, you can participate both ways.
Where do we find books to read this summer? Please connect with your local library to see how you can access reading materials this summer.
I’m having technical issues with the Online Tracking App, what do I do? To ensure good experience for you and your kids while using the BCSRC website please ensure:

  • You are using a modern up to date browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer 12 or higher). NOTE: IE11 is not supported for the tracking app.
  • You allow cookies on the BCSRC site.
  • Your browser isn’t blocking javascript.Also, try and:
  • Refresh your browser
  • Clear your cache and try again

Still having trouble? Please contact bcsrc@bclibrary.ca and include which browser, operating system, and device you are using.

Will there be an adult summer reading program this year? The BC Summer Reading Club is a literacy program for 5-14 year olds. Many libraries in BC do offer Adult Summer Reading Clubs. With Covid 19, things may be different this year, so best to check with your local library. You can find a list of BC libraries here on our parents’ page: bcsrc.ca/parents.